This is part 2 of our podcast on the letters of John and today we reflect on 1 John 2:3-17 and his command to the people to adhere to God’s command to “love.” Continue reading 1 John 2:3-17 Love: A Command
In our podcast today we look at 1 John 1:1-2:2 and John’s challenge to the house churches in Ephesus to not only understand who Christ is, to not only come to the right conclusion on “Who is God?” but to realize the implications it means and has. And so using “light” and “darkness” John challenges his brothers and sisters to be light and walk in the light as God is light. Continue reading 1 John 1:1-2:2 Walking In the Light
Lamentations 5 brings to us what many people have wanted: a prayer. And in this prayer their hope is that God will turn around and see them, hear them, and remember them. It’s a hail-marry prayer by someone who feels that not only is God walking away but that he has rejected them. Continue reading Lamentations 5: A Last-Ditch Prayer
This podcast (part 4 of 5 from the book of Lamentations) deals with the darkness of the present while living in the glory of the past. The poet gives us vivid pictures of what once was with what now is their reality. And in the midst of their pain and suffering we get the slimmest of hope. And it is with this small hope that we ask, “Is it enough? Is this small amount of hope enough when we are so far in darkness?” Continue reading Lamentations 4: The Need for Hope
Our podcast today dives in to Lamentations 3 and gives us a hope we’ve seem to have been missing. It’s a hope that seems to come out of nowhere that isn’t based on anything else but God’s “hesed” Continue reading Lamentations 3: The Covenantal Faithfulness of God
This week’s podcast dives into Lamentations 2 and begs the question: Is God responsible for my suffering? Continue reading Lamentations 2: The Truth of God’s Covenant
This is part 1 of a part 5 sermon podcast on the book of Lamentations.
The struggle in this text is that while the “woman” knows her sins are real she simply needs God to acknowledge her and draw near. Continue reading Lamentations 1: A Crying Out for God