Mark 9:2-13 is the story of the Transfiguration. Here are some thoughts from a little bit of study and my own notes mixed in:
Tag Archives: Suffering
There are times our spirits should be crushed
There are three pictures burned into my mind and spirit now. Three moments. Three children.
The darkness of Advent and communal lament
“Unlike American Christianity, the Bible is not individualistic, but thoroughly social in its orientation. When the Church groans with Isaiah, ‘Thou hast hid they face far from us,’ it speaks as a corporate body with a common lot. If one suffers, all suffer.” — Fleming Rutledge, Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Christ
We don’t do good with death
Reading for today: Psalm 31, 35 Exodus 4:10-31 1 Cor. 14:1-19 Mark 9:30-49 Death and suffering aren’t “fun” to deal with in our lives, but deal with them we must.
Empowered by the Spirit… and groaning
Romans 8:18 (Common English Bible) I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed to us.
2017.05.28 – Thoughts on Suffering featuring Pastor Rachel Ling
“2017.05.28 – Thoughts on Suffering featuring Pastor Rachel Ling” A sermon from Heights Church. More information at HeightsChurchMN.org Subscribe in an RSS reader or on iTunes
Nobody knows the trouble…
This is not a call to embrace suffering, either. It’s not to dwell in the fatalism. It is to immerse the suffering in God.
The lesson of suffering
When I was in Ethiopia teaching Wisdom Literature, we spent a lot of time in Job. I asked the class one day, “What have you learned from Job, or learned from suffering?” One student answered: “Suffering is an opportunity to upgrade my faith.” I learn far more teaching in Ethiopia than I can give out.Continue reading “The lesson of suffering”
Am I so deaf?
When will my heart be stirred enough?
Learning to weep with those weep
I will never have the whole Middle East thing figured out. (That will disappoint many conservative friends… and that’s just the way it is.) My heart breaks with the news I hear, the posts I read from missionaries, the posts I read from the churches in those areas. Rather than identify with those suffering, weContinue reading “Learning to weep with those weep”