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Oak Norton - Just trying to share a love of the scriptures with others.

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Mar 13

More and Less

Have you ever heard someone say something and thought, “that can’t be right,” but then later you determined it was correct? I hope we all have. It shows we can grow and refine our thinking. It’s actually critical for us that we can do this with the scriptures. Nobody masters the scriptures on a first […]

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What's your Shem?
Mar 06

What’s your Shem?

While preparing a lesson that included Genesis 32, I again reviewed the story of Jacob’s encounter with the being that changes his name to Israel. I thought it was interesting that Jacob sends his family members over the brook and then an individual shows up who tests his strength all night long in some kind […]

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Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs Testify of Jesus Christ
Mar 01

Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs Testify of Jesus Christ

Have you ever wondered at the amazing petroglyphs found in America’s Southwest? If you’re not familiar with them, you’re in for a treat. This is an amazing webinar with Patricia Kent as she shares the testimony of Jesus Christ as recorded by an ancient people in stone and light on a hillside in Southern Utah. […]

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Dove of Peace
Feb 27

Receiving Peace in our Lives

In a class at church today, we talked about the lack of peace in the world and the importance of getting peace in our own lives since that will definitely not be the state of the world until Christ comes. Matthew 10:34 records that Christ said: “Think not that I am come to send peace […]

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Name meaning of the patriarchs
Feb 20

Name Meanings of the Patriarchs to Israel’s captivity

This week I wanted to look at the meaning of names in the Old Testament through the breakup of the kingdom of Israel. It’s interesting that half of the Old Testament timeline is covered in the first 11 chapters of Genesis, and then we have Abraham’s story as “the rest of the story” in the […]

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Women are builders of the kingdom
Feb 13

Women are Builders of the Kingdom

Earlier this week I was listening to the Talking Scripture podcast with Mike Day and Bryce Dunford. I like their podcast a lot though I do listen to other Come Follow Me podcasts as well. If you’re on my email list, you got an email last week announcing we are working on integrating several popular […]

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Asking questions in the scriptures
Jan 30

Asking Questions in the Scriptures

Some years ago I remember seeing a blog post where the author had taken a verse and asked a lot of questions about it. I remember being very impressed with the quantity and quality of the questions. There were a lot of things I would never have thought of to ask. I’ve thought a lot […]

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Webinar with Michael Rush
Jan 28

Michael Rush – How I Research the Scriptures to Write

  Don’t miss this webinar with best selling author Michael Rush as he shares some of the careful and insightful ways he researches the scriptures in order to write powerful and thought-provoking books. If you’ve read any of Michael’s books, you know you’re in for a treat. Be sure to listen till the last seconds […]

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See Seek Seed Seem
Jan 23

See – Seer – Seem – Seek

While reading about Enoch this past week, I noticed something. The Lord tells Enoch in Moses 6:35, “…Anoint thine eyes with clay, and wash them, and thou shalt see. And he did so.” In essence, the Lord said, put earth, or the world, in your eyes, and then wash away the world to let your […]

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Everything works for our good
Jan 16

Everything works together for our good

I listened to a wonderful little book on Audible recently called “Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues: Exploring the Spiritual Themes of the Lord of the Rings,” by Mark Eddy Smith. It’s currently free with an Audible Plus membership and is 3 hours in length. I actually enjoyed it so much I listened to it twice back-to-back. I […]

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