10/23/2012-Priests: privileges and peril!

Numbers 18- This chapter of Numbers, details the priestly ministry: it’s privileges and it’s perils! Priestly privilege is assigned to Aaron and his “ancestral house”. God clarifies through Aaron, the privilege of priests. Aaron and his tribe take care of the sanctuary and altar while the tribe of Levi serve the priests in the Tent of Meeting. In exchange for these duties, the priests receive…

10/22/2012 – Give us meat

Numbers 11 One begins to think reading Numbers 11 that the Hebrews are a bit of a broken record.  Have we not heard this refrain before–‘and the people complained.’  This surely is not the first time the people have complained against God or against Moses.  I feel like some of their complaints are even worthwhile. …

10/19/2012 – Brilliant Beauty

Exodus 39:1 – 40:38 Wow, for a stumbling people of ex-slaves roaming in the desert in their newly found freedom, the tabernacle was indescribably remarkable. After reading our text for today, I am filled with awe at, what must have been, the extraordinary, brilliant beauty of the tabernacle. I’m not sure if anything I’ve ever…

10/18/2012–The Infinite Forest of Scripture

Exodus 38 Church Father Jerome used one of his letters as an opportunity to describe Holy Scripture as “in infinite forest of meanings”. Likewise the towering early Church theologian Origen referred to the vastness of Biblical interpretation as “the exceedingly broad forest of Scripture.” Medieval students of the Bible read for more than simple understanding…

10/17/2012 — Idol-less

Exodus 35, 36, 37 He breathed in the Cedar Springs landscape, this peppery grey stubbled-out compulsive conversationalist with an eye for form, composition and color. His paintbrushes, social gaiety and a quick wit would keep the anxieties at bay. My dad had invited him. He loved my dad, he used to paint him all the…

09/2/12 — control freak.

First of all, let’s get this out in the open: I am a control freak. I like to do things myself, or at the very least watch someone else do it, because that way I can be sure that things are done correctly. It totally stresses me out to delegate an important task to someone…

09/11/12 – Moses…You’re it!

Greetings Bloggers! After much thought we, Linda Kolody and Vicki Weeks have decided to merge our thoughts this year (introvert & extrovert), for Tuesday’s Blog rather than work individually. We love the challenge and hope the results will be a benefit to all. At first glance, Exodus 6:1-30 simply appears to be God disclosing his plan…

Rooted Bible Schedule for 2012-13

As we get closer to the launch of Rooted at FPC Bellingham, we have been preparing resources to help you connect in with the story. Download this Bible Study schedule to use as a resource throughout the year. Rooted Bible Schedule

Rooted: A New Blog from FPC Bellingham

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night. They are like trees planted by streams of water, which…