If the prophet Jeremiah comes across a bit gloomy and depressed, he has reason to. He lived during Judah’s darkest days, when apostasy, idolatry, perverted worship and moral decay seemed…
Isaiah, the “pinnacle of Hebrew prophecy,” resembles the Bible in miniature. Its first 39 chapters correspond to the 39 books of the Old Testament and stress the righteousness, holiness, and…

Father Knows Best

June 16, 2019
In a Samaritan village, Jesus engages a woman of rather loose morals in a conversation which leads her to run and tell the rest of her village, “Come and see…

The Prophet from Tekoa

June 9, 2019
Amos was called by God to leave Judah and head north to proclaim His Word to the people. Using easy to understand images, he confronted the powers-that-be to practice justice…
There was no ignoring the Holy Spirit on that first Pentecost. A rush of wind, tongues of flame, language barriers overcome. Today we celebrate the Holy Spirit among us—as an…

A Non-Prophet Church

May 26, 2019
Most of the time, the history of a nation focuses on leaders—kings, generals, titans of industry, etc.—but the Old Testament story line emphasizes prophets instead. Inspired by God to call…

Whose Temple Is It?

May 19, 2019
Where is God? We readily acknowledge He is everywhere—all creation is His abode. And yet, we also tend to think of Him residing in holy places: churches, temples, and the…

Undone

May 12, 2019
There’s an old saying, “The Christian isn’t perfect, just forgiven.” How true that is…and how crucial it is to remember it. David, “a man after God’s own heart,” sinned grievously…
There comes a moment in life when we feel like a “little one.” The challenge before us is daunting, the forces aligned against us insurmountable, the resources we have to…

The Wrong of Conformation

April 28, 2019
Long, long ago, in Samuel’s day, it was deemed that the Lord no longer interacted with His people. It can seem that way today as well. We call upon God,…