We are now in the Advent season and we’re going to look at the promise of God and then different responses TO that promise. So in today’s podcast we look at Gabriel’s word to Mary and what those words truly meant then and today. Continue reading Luke 1:26-38 What’s In A Promise?
What does it mean when God goes silent? To a people who thrive on the very word of God – how do we go about this world when we cannot hear, know, or be led by his voice? Well, the people of Israel were about to find out. And why would God do this? Because they had not become whom God had created, and set them apart, to be. Continue reading Amos 8:4-14 When All Is Silent
In this blog we look at 5 verses from the middle of Obadiah. 5 verses that help us understand the judgment that was coming to Edom and why God cared so much. But hopefully we’ll also be challenged to see the wider picture of Edom’s sins…and yours and mine as well. Continue reading Obadiah 1:10-14 Being My Brother’s Keeper
It’s hard not to think of the pandemic right now – but so much of my conversations with people is not only about the pandemic but the wake that will be left behind it both now and months and years to come. Will this change or this go back? Will we have to start over here or get creative here? And what’s really interesting is … Continue reading … WHO will we become???
In today’s podcast we look at the vision that was given to Amos as well as the interaction between Amos, Amaziah, and the king as they all reflect what it means to “live plumb” to God. Continue reading Amos 7-8:3 Being Plumb
In our walk through of Obadiah today we look at the opening vision-judgment (vs 1-9) cast upon the people of Edom. It’s an increasing declaration of judgment that sits well with me and yet doesn’t sit well with me and I’m not sure how I feel but I’m pretty sure I’m thankful for Jesus. Continue reading Obadiah 1:1-9 Where Your Heart Is…
There’s a song by Green Day called “Wake Me Up When September Ends” – yeah…that was my September and here is my simple reflections – and challenge. Continue reading …and he wept – FINALLY
In this podcast we look at Amos’ words to the people of God who longed for God to return. A people who were used to God intervening and coming when his enemies were attacking him they wanted that again. But what happens when you actually get what you want and yet you don’t realize what you really had asked for? What you get… is the “Day of Yahweh” Continue reading Amos 5:18-6:14 The Day of Yahweh
It’s time to reclaim that which has been tagged as the “most avoided book in the Bible”! Bring on Obadiah (well, not yet as this is an “introduction” – but we’ll get there)… Continue reading The Book of Obadiah – Introduction
In our podcast today we find the main issue in ALL of Amos, that justice and righteousness must mean something to us. That these two things are the very nature of who God is and yet we, like a chemist, have changed them from what they ought to be to something new, foreign, corrupt, and broken. Continue reading Amos 5:1-17 Understanding What it Means to Live