The people of God had become reckless and careless with not only one another but in their worship of Him…and never did they care. Even with God’s relentless actions in their lives (through “natural” actions (wind, rain, floods, etc but also by sending prophets) the people never responded. In today’s podcast we look at what the sins of the people had become and the reminder that God DOES act – and he still has been acting to this day. Continue reading Amos 4 – The God Who Acts
In today’s “random textual confusion meanderings” I take a look at “Abraham’s test”. What was it, what’s going on, why is God doing this, and what in the world does it all mean? Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT 3: Abraham’s Test
Amos’ message finally hits the intended target: Israel. Why? Because God has told his people, time and time again, how they are to treat others and yet here are his covenantal children NOT doing as he has required. Continue reading Amos 2:6-3:15 God’s Covenantal Judgment
We are in a 7 week podcast series on the book of Amos and we, as Amos does, start with the surrounding nations AROUND Israel. That while 95% of God’s words are TO Israel he starts off with the surrounding nations for a reason. And it’s a reason that should give you and I pause. Continue reading Amos 1-2:5 The Roar from Zion
Exciting news!!! In roughly 4 week’s I’ll have a book out!! Continue reading BOOK – COMING SOON!
In our last podcast (last because we had to skip it) we look at Paul’s declaration that simply because we can doesn’t give us the freedom TO. That while sin is in our lives and Christ saves us that doesn’t mean we can just live into the freedom to sin. You and I, by the grace of God, have the Holy Spirit living and dwelling and working in us – and HIS work doesn’t play nicely with the fleshly work! Continue reading Galatians 5:13-6:6 What Do You desire?
We’ve come to the end of our time in Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia and he closes it out by reiterating all that he has previously written passionately about. And as he rehashes all that he said, as he speaks to each group of people that are in the church, once more he asks: whom are you seeking the approval of? It’s a valuable question then and a valuable question today. Continue reading Galatians 6:7-18 Seeking the Approval of God