Reading for today: Psalm 41, 52, 44 Genesis 37:1-11 1 Cor. 1:1-11 Mark 1:1-13 What happens to the dream deferred?
There is WAITING in prayer. There is WRESTLING in prayer.
Genesis 18:17 Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” May we be the kinds of people who walk so closely with God, he just doesn’t want to hide what he is about to do. May we be so close in our walk with God that he desires to revealContinue reading “The walk of prayer”
When I get into truly studying a biblical text, there are times when I am overwhelmed with humility.
This week I will begin a sermon series tentatively called “Anchor in God.” It has morphed into several forms, but all of them begin in Genesis. At this point, it may only be a series out of Genesis to take us to Lent. The more I teach the Old Testament as an adjunct the moreContinue reading “Anchored in the Creation Story”
This dangerous thought comes via Jason Hood in a book I am working through right now called Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern. Some quick thoughts: When God created humanity, he made us to e his image-bearing idols. (Elsewhere in the Old Testament the word that is here translated “image” (Ex. 20) usually refersContinue reading “We are created to be idols of God”