Reflections on Noah’s Ark

Victoria Elliot

READ : Genesis 7:11-16   God’s instructions to Noah also called for sealing the ark with pitch. The Hebrew word for pitch is translated “atonement” in Leviticus 17:11. That covering of pitch made the ark watertight and provided those inside with perfect shelter. Without it as a covering, the ark would never have carried Noah’s family through the waters of …

Reflections on a Sermon

Victoria Elliot

READ : Genesis 6:5-18   Sometimes ministers have favorite sermons, which they preach in different churches. Since Noah’s Ark has been in the news recently, I thought of my dad’s favorite, which I’ll share today and tomorrow. There are three arks mentioned in the Scripture – each one a shelter and place of safety. Noah’s ark sheltered those inside from …

Reflections on The Mount of Olives

Victoria Elliot

READ : Luke 19:41-44   Eleven days of “jet-lag” and “tired bodies” were well worth it! I’m talking about my trip to Israel. What a thrill to be in the land where Jesus lived, and to walk where He walked! The first day, we walked down the Mount of Olives from our hotel. We stopped at a little church which …

Reflections on Thankfulness

Victoria Elliot

READ : Luke 17:11-33   Isaac Walton has said, “God has two dwellings – one in heaven; the other in a meek and thankful heart.” The story in our Scripture illustrates a thankful heart. Here were ten men – social outcasts afflicted with the terrible disease of leprosy. Realizing their hopeless plight, they lifted up their voices crying, “Jesus, Master, …

Reflections on Saying-So (Witnessing)

Victoria Elliot

READ : Psalm 107:1-9   Many business corporations have “silent” partners. These people share in the dividends and earnings but never sit in a directors’ meeting. Many societies have “silent” members, too. And churches have them! Christ, however, does not want silent partners. The psalmist suggests in the Scripture, “Let the redeemed of the Lord SAY-SO.” God doesn’t expect the …