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1 Samuel 9:1-10:27: "Have I not anointed you?"

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway wonders if we tend to choose leaders too much by appearance today as they did in Israel.

1 Samuel 8:1-22: Give us a king like other nations!

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway wonders if the way Israel wanted a king is anything like how much stock we put in which party is “in office” today.

1 Samuel 7:2-16: What does "Ebenezer" mean?

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway asks what physical reminders we have around us that God is our “stone of help.”

1 Samuel 5:1-7:1 The hand of the Lord was heavy

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway describes how the hand of the Lord was heavy upon the Philistines who defiled the Ark of the Covenant.

1 Samuel 4:1-22: What do we do when "the glory of the Lord departs?"

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway tells the story that resulted this tragic phrase: “the glory of the Lord departed.”

Learning as a Leader

"Last April, after deciding to move back to my home town and subsequently my home church, I received an e-mail from Greg (Taylor). He asked if I would help co-lead a new weekly Bible study on Sunday mornings for the Journey Young Adults with two others (we now have a rotation of four study leaders). As this was a month before I had even moved, I told Greg I thought that would be presumptuous of me to just stroll in after 5 years away and take on a "leadership role" of that kind. He told me to do it anyway…

1 Samuel 3:1-21: How to listen when "the word of the Lord is rare"

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway tells the beautifully narrated story of how young Samuel brings listening to God back to Israel.

1 Samuel 2:27-36: What will be the fate of these two evil men?

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway describes the behavior of two men who God opposed. What will happen to these two men?

1 Samuel 2:12-26: What would you think of someone who stole meat off your grill?

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway asks, “How would you feel if two guys stole meat off your barbecue pit?” But they’re not just two guys—they are the adult sons of Eli the priest of Israel.

1 Samuel 2:1-11: HAVE YOU THANKED GOD TODAY?

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway points us to the story of Hannah and her praise to God for giving her a son, one who she gives right back to God!

1 Samuel 1: "I GIVE HIM TO THE LORD"

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway tells the amazing story of Hannah giving her baby Samuel to the Lord.

1 Samuel 1: When you can't get what you most want

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Gary Holloway introduces 1 Samuel and a new person in the continuing story of God and Israel: Hannah, who cries out to God because she has everything except the one thing she really wants.

It's been one year already?!

Celebration taps that “made in God’s image” part of us. God created us to worship and when we celebrate His goodness we feel fully alive.


Job 42: Does the story of Job have a happy ending?

In today’s Journey Bible Project blog, Greg Taylor reminds us that the story of Job is not about suffering but about how Job responds to suffering. And what do you think of the ending? Is it happy, sad, and what does it leave you thinking?

Job 38-41: Almighty God appears to Job in a Whirlwind

In today’s Journey Bible Project, Greg Taylor has a new angle on the meaning of Leviathan and Behemoth at this most dramatic climax of the story of Job, chapters 38-41, the appearance of God to Job.

Job 32-37: Does suffering refine us?

In today’s Journey Bible Project, Greg Taylor interacts with the advice of Job’s fourth friend, Elihu.

Job 28-31: God, why won't you answer me?!!

In today’s Journey Bible Project, Greg Taylor points to the last gasp attempts of Job to get an answer from God about his innocence. Job wants his day in court. Will he get it?

Job 24-27: Will you have faith in your suffering?

In today’s Journey Bible Project, Greg Taylor quotes Rabbi Harold Kushner and biblical scholar Carol Newsom in discerning the scramble in the text of Job 24-27, and encourages silent prayer today.

Job 22-23: Does God notice my suffering?

In today’s Journey Bible Project, Greg Taylor asks from the story of Job, “Will you have faith in your suffering?” Greg also recommends ones of the best treatments on Job in our times, Rabbi Harold Kushner’s When Bad Things Happen to a Good Man.

JOB: VIDEO INTRO BY THE BIBLE PROJECT

See two videos explaining how to read and learn from the story of Job. The Journey appreciates The Bible Project for producing these excellent videos to introduce the Bible books, and we have placed them on our web site by permission from The Bible Project.

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