Daniel 5 for the Grove

Russell Minick Bible exposition

DanielCh. 5 What the text says… Meanings to consider… 1-4 King of Babylon mocks God… Evidence for success without God can be gathered… 5-9 Weird writing freaks them out… Evidence for our success without God is not enough when we have to face our limitations… 10-12 Queen reminds them about God’s prophet… Evidence for God’s grace in our lives can be remembered… 13-16 King flatters Daniel and tries to buy his help… Evidence of our limitations does not always keep us from relying on ourselves… 17-28 Daniel rejects bribe and reveals truth… Evidence of our habits of …

Why learn the Old Testament?

Russell Minick Bible exposition

Most people in the world connected to the OT 32% Christian / 23% Muslim 16% no affiliation / 15% Hindu / 7% Buddhist / 6% Folk / 1% others  *pew forum research Jesus taught the importance of the OT Connected to how he leads us to live “Don’t assume that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  – Matthew 5:17 Connected to how we understand Jesus He said to them, “How unwise and slow you are to believe in your hearts all that the …

Colossians paraphrased to remember the whole book

Russell Minick Bible exposition

1 sentence version: Colossians, we are praying for you all doing your part, as the rescue to the Kingdom of Light advances! 4 chapters in 4 sentences version: We are praying that you all will have the wisdom and strength to live an ever-growing, Christ-defined life of sacrificial love. The danger is that instead of a fulfilled life in Christ, you will be captivated by misguided religious distractions. By focusing on your life with Christ, you will go through a transformation process, with others, which will show up in your relationships. We are …