Tales From the Bible by Mike Southern

Just Old Dry Bones

Mike Southern
September 2017


When most people hear the word ‘prophet,’ they think about somebody who predicts the future. But in the Bible, it means more than that. A prophet gives messages from God to His people. Sometimes those messages might tell the future, but they are always given to help His people at that moment in their lives—perhaps to warn them of punishment for wrongdoing, or encourage them to stay true to what they believe in hard times.

And sometimes those prophecies come in the form of stories. Jesus Himself was a prophet, and He loved teaching God’s truth with stories.

One prophet from the Old Testament was Ezekiel, who was a prophet while the people of Israel were exiles in Babylon, and God gave him a large number of prophecies. One of his most famous prophecies concerns the end of Israel’s 70-year exile to Babylon, and many teachers believe it also predicted the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948, nearly 1900 years after they were sent into a worldwide exile.

But this prophecy is also a story, a colorful description of how God brings new life to all of us. That story is told in Ezekiel 37:1-14.

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Just Old Dry Bones

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The Choir That Sang a Victory

Sole Mates

The Lambs of God

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What Balaam DID Say

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The 40-Year Long Nightmare

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The Voice of Reason

Some Advice From Dear Old Dad


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