Thursday, September 26, 2013

I Need Thee Every Hour

This is a beautiful arrangement of the classic hymn "I Need The Every Hour." I hope you're blessed! (Thanks to my friend Bob Pittenger at pastorbob.org for sharing this with me.)


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

After the Harvest

The Book of Ruth has a background intricately tied to grain and the harvest. "Grain" can be particular crops like barley or wheat.

Here are the steps in ancient grain production (as described in The Lexham Bible Dictionary):
  1. Plowing (1 Sam. 11:5, Isa. 2:4; Joel 3:10)
  2. Planting (Gen. 26:12; Deut. 22:9; Jer. 50:16)
  3. Harvesting (Deut. 6:19; Jer. 50:16; Joel 3:13)
  4. Stacking stalks in sheaves (Gen. 37:7; Ruth 2:7, 15; Zech. 12:6)
  5. Transporting sheaves to the threshing floor (Amos 2:13; Micah 4:2)
  6. Threshing (Deut. 25:4; Judg. 6:11; 2 Sam. 24:16-25) - See video #1 below
  7. Winnowing (Exod. 15:7; Job 13:25; Isa. 30:24) - See video #2 below (especially at 2:28).
  8. Sifting (Amos 9:9; Luke 22:31) - See video #2 below (especially at 6:23).
  9. Milling (Gen. 18:6), parching (2 Sam. 17:28), or storing (Joel 1:17) - See video #3 below.









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Friday, September 13, 2013

Update on the Cotton Ridge Website

I've updated the Cotton Ridge website:

  • To make it easy for guests to follow
  • With a gospel presentation
  • With an online church membership class (which I think is the first of its kind on the Internet)
  • With new, easier to read colors
Check it out at cottonridge.org!


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