February 2017

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Leviticus

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"For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life."  Leviticus 17:11   One of the primary or fundamental or foundational doctrines of the Christian faith is that of the atonement.  Atonement, in general, means to make satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; it usually involves some sort of payment, whether it be financial, work oriented, or more graphically, in the taking of a life, to make amends, pay back whatever harm had been caused by...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Exodus

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"And He (the Lord) passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin”.  Exodus 34:6-7a   Most unbelievers, and unfortunately a number of Christians, mistakenly believe that the New Testament God is all about love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness, while the Old Testament God is all about judgment, holiness, harshness, cruelty, law, and wrath.  They couldn’t be further from the truth.  The Old Testament – from Genesis through Malachi – is filled with God’s mercy towards His children and His desire...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Genesis

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"But Joseph said to them (his brothers), 'Don't be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don't be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.' And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them."  Genesis 50:19-21   Joseph’s brothers (the future tribes of Israel) were jealous of Joseph so they plotted to kill him, but then decided to sell him into slavery in Egypt instead.  One thing led to another - many painful things after...

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