From Stud to Dud…

February 5, 2012

Okay, I know I said we would look at Herod today and see how he ended up in power but….I think it would make more sense to finish talking about the Maccabeus. Remember, Antiochus couldn’t win Egypt so he decided to to wipe out the Jewish religion.  He totally trashed their temple, killed everyone following […]

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Pharisees and Sadduccees

February 2, 2012

Cue lights and music for the HERO…. In the last post we talked about a hero emerging from the shadows… There was a Jewish man who started a revolt against Antiochus. When he died, his sons took over the revolt.  One of his sons was named Judas who was later nicknamed Maccabeus (means hammer). Maccabeus […]

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There have always been bullies….

January 31, 2012

Well, over the past several posts, we have learned a great deal about Alexander the Great. We talked about how he died and how after years of fighting, the kingdom was divided among four of his generals. We are really only interested in two…. Ptolmey I Soter, he ruled the area around Egypt. The Seleucids […]

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January 29, 2012

Last time we looked at one example of how Alexander the Great fulfilled a prophecy from the book of Daniel. Here is another example of Alexander fulfilling a prophecy. We are going to look at Ezekiel 26 (NIV): 1 In the eleventh month of the twelfth year, on the first day of the month, the word of […]

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Divinely Inspired….

January 26, 2012

In the last post….”Living or Worrying?“ we took a quick look at Alexander the Great’s life.  When we left the story…he had died and his son was murdered at age 13 before he could take over as king. Now…to get to “divinely inspired”…. For 40 years after Alexander the Great’s death there was internal fighting to […]

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Living or Worrying?

January 24, 2012

Last time we started looking at Alexander the Great. Today, we will dig a little deeper in to his totally crazy life! Trust me, he really does have something to do the with Bible! History shows that Alexander was Great when he was trained for something but if he had to think on his feet….hmmm, […]

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Insecurities and Alexander the Great

January 22, 2012

True or False? Daniel lived during the same time as Buddha? The answer would be TRUE. True or False? The Great wall of China was built 200 years after Jesus’ birth? The answer would be FALSE….it was built 200 years before Jesus’ birth. True or False? The first Olympic games were held around Jonah’s time? […]

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My get up and go….left!

January 19, 2012

I think I jinxed myself with the last post…my to-do list got longer and my get up and go, got up and left! I didn’t realize how much I had talked about this before but here, here and here are similar posts that talk about the battle with our brain!!  The battle with our get up and go! Sometimes I […]

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Life is short…LIVE it!

January 17, 2012

Have you ever looked at your to-do list and thought….this will NEVER get done!?!?!?! Happens to me…a lot! Regardless of how long the list actually is.  I always, even though I know I shouldn’t, put off the most important thing to last.  I am working on this but, for now, this is what I do. It […]

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It always starts with one….

January 16, 2012

So this past weekend I went with a group from church to a youth event called “Resurrection”. A wonderful event for the youth and everyone who attended was truly blessed! One of the bands that played was Leeland. Great, great band and they sang one of their new songs, The Great Awakening, here is the […]

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