First Glance: Genesis 9:18-10:32

When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, he said, ‘Cursed be Canaan, the lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers!’ (Genesis 9:24-25) The story of Noah ends awkwardly and with pain. We have known Noah as a righteous man, a man of faith.…

First Glance: Genesis 2-3

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden;  but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.” (2:16-17) So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and…

First Glance: Psalm 51

  to the leader. A psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone into Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, According to your steadfast love. According to you abundant mercy, Blot out my transgressions.” (Ps. 51:1) Every prayer has a story. Whether it’s the simple cry, “Help!”, a…