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Hebrews: God’s Interceding Presence

Hebrews: God’s Interceding Presence

In the book of Hebrews, Jesus is no longer an itinerant Galilean preacher in the Judean countryside. Instead, He is the risen Messiah, reigning in heaven and “uphold[ing] the universe by the word of his power” (Heb 1:3). By the power of His death and resurrection, He...
Esther: God’s Hidden Presence

Esther: God’s Hidden Presence

Ironically, God is not mentioned a single time in the book of Esther. Nope, not even once. Seriously, go look for yourself, but I’ll tell you right now it’s a waste of time. The words ​El or ​Elohim?​ Zero...
Ezra: God Presence in Promise

Ezra: God Presence in Promise

You can imagine the scene: Israel is exiled in Babylon, and they have been there for seven decades. Seven decades of waiting and wondering. Seven decades for any lingering hopes of deliverance to dwindle. Seven decades asking whether God would rescue them from exile,...
Genesis: God’s Enduring Presence

Genesis: God’s Enduring Presence

Abraham journeying into the land of Canaan We’ve heard it said time after time, “God’s timing is not our own.” The statement may be cliché, but nevertheless, it consistently proves itself to be true. In the high-speed world we inhabit, it may even seem that God is...
Intro to Our Advent Blog Series

Intro to Our Advent Blog Series

Greetings CHBC Family, Today marks the start of the Advent season! A time full of joyful waiting and longing as we anticipate the celebration of the Messiah’s incarnation on Christmas Day. During this time, we often hear the phrase, “God with Us,” and this is a phrase...