Two thousand years passed between the time of Adam and Eve and when Abraham arrived on the scene. That was a long time from the first prophecy given in Genesis 3:15. God was certainly patient! Almost everything we know about these first 2000 years of humanity is recorded in the first eleven chapters of Genesis. While God does not give us all the details of what occurred and why, there are some very remarkable people […]
Abraham is chosen by God and becomes the patriarch of the nation of Israel. His son Isaac marries Rebekah and they have twin sons, Jacob and Esau. A family feud develops between the two brothers which lasts for centuries, and it even has a connection to King Herod who attempts to kill the baby Jesus 1700 years later. The two brothers follow different paths. Jacob is given the birthright, takes the name Israel, and has […]
Daniel is still a well-known figure today, almost 2600 years after he lived. He was a contemporary of Confucius’ day. Though we mostly know Daniel by his first name, we associate him with such incredible life stories as Daniel in the Lion’s Den (when he was 83 years old!), Daniel and the Fiery Furnace, The Handwriting on the Wall, and his interpretation of dreams. He predicted the coming of the Messiah and the exact date […]

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Happy are the feet of those who bring good news! Isaiah 52:7