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
In this second edition of random textual meanderings, we look at the brief story of Sarai offering up Hagar to Abram. It’s a very odd story that really declares some very harsh, and beautiful, things. Continue reading RANDOM TEXTUAL CONFUSION MEANDERINGS PT 2: Sarai, Hagar, and Ishmael
In this podcast Paul shifts his focus, once more, to address the Judaizers AS WELL AS the Galatian brothers and sisters. No longer is he soft and “motherly” (as he just was) but now he goes back to addressing the lies the Judaizers were pushing… and he does it by breaking down their beliefs once more. Continue reading Galatians 4:21-5:12 Waiting for the Promise
We’ve come to the end of our time in Lamentations – and where do we end? Well…with a REALLY interesting crying out that leaves us hanging. Or does it? Continue reading Lamentations 5:19-22 A Last-Ditch Prayer
In this Podcast we continue working through Paul’s letter to the Galatians as he switches from his “angry voice” to his motherly compassionate voice. Paul has spent time with these people, knows these people, and he desperately wants them to remember the God he knows – and the God he shared. And ultimately he wants THEM to know that THEY are known by God. Continue reading Galatians 4:8-20 Being Known
Lamentations 5:1-18 gives us this staccato bullet-point cry out to God as the people seek Him to “remember” who they are and the promise He made. These are words of people who have lived into the covenant but do they really get what that meant? Continue reading Lamentations 5:1-18 A Prayer of Remembrance