The Blue Box Blog
by:
Bob Kinzel

Why all the blood? Part Three

We’ve seen that the endless stream of blood sacrifices in our Old Testament implies good and bad news. The bad news is the Awfulness of Sin and the good news is the Acceptability of Sacrifice. On the one hand, we deserve death, but on the other,


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Why all the blood? Part Two

Once it settles in upon your soul that the God of Creation takes sin seriously, as seen in the blood sacrifices of His worshipers, the question comes as to how it all works.


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Why all the blood?

When you first wade into the Bible, you realize you are quickly in deep water. Adam and Eve are clothed with the skins of innocent animals to cover their nakedness. In the very next story, Abel is murdered because God was pleased with his offering, which was from the best of his flocks.


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Stepping Up

The Bible says that all things are to be done decently and in order, which means that all things are to be done. Sometimes there may be no expert available, and our own availability is the greatest gift we can give to others.


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Making Room for Others

Last time we talked about experts, how important they are, and also how all expertise comes ultimately from God’s gifting. Sooner or later we come to appreciate the skills of others because we benefit from them.


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Expertise

Henry Ford’s auto assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan had ground to a halt due to the malfunction of a gigantic generator. When his own electrical engineers were at a loss, he called in General Electric to solve the problem. They sent the “Wizard of Schenectady,”


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That’s a phone?

We usually measure time with clocks and calendars, but we can measure our life in other ways. We can number our friends, track the notches on our belts, and weigh our decisions on the scales of wisdom.


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Seeing the Sea

A pastor friend and I are working on a set of recordings for an upcoming online training session for pastors in Liberia, but we took a break to walk by the sea. Living in land-locked states all my life has meant that such opportunities are few and far between, but they always have been memorable.


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Christians and Truth

When Paul begins outlining fallen man’s condition in Romans 1, and explaining why it will bring God’s wrath, he begins by pointing out their suppression of truth. Here, the “truth”


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Encouraging Words

“Like cold water to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.”
Proverbs 25:25


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