January 20 – Zaphenath-Paneah

What is in a name? Does what we are called match up with who we are?

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In Seneca’s Shadow

Just imagine that. Little brother get’s dad’s famous name. Gallio? Nope. He gets named “new light” and then is forced to live in the shadows of his more brilliant relatives.

The Test: Pass or Fail

[Ed’s note: I wrote this two years ago. At the time I had no idea that this picture would become part of a compilation called “brilliant answers by smart kids” that would wind up on viralnova, buzzfeed, etc. Now I see the picture everywhere and, occasionally, it links back to here. Thanks to those links, two…

The One Jesus Loved

The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom he could mean. The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s he talking about?” So that disciple leaned over to Jesus and asked, “Lord, who is it?” (John 13:22-25) Read: Ezra 4:7-23, 7:1 – 8:36 Relate: The…

Bend Down

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus bent down and wrote in the dust with his finger. (John 8:6) Read: 1 Kings 22:10-53, 2 Chronicles 18:9 – 20:30 Relate: In Jeremiah 17, God says, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I…

Labeling – What’s In A Name (10/14/13)

Read: Jeremiah 23:21-25:38, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17, Psalm 84:1-12, Proverbs 25:15 I will make you an object of ridicule, and your name will be infamous throughout the ages. (Jeremiah 23:40) Relate: I wonder how many parents in Germany named their son “Adolf” in the generation after World War 2. I wonder if there is any way to find…