Losing Our Way

September 11, 2022
Jeremiah speaks of the destruction that comes because Israel has not listened to God.  He foresees a dead land.  But God says the destruction is not total, and He will…

God’s Expectations

September 4, 2022
When large crowds start to follow Him, Jesus speaks of the cost of following Him.  It means putting God and Jesus above friends and family, even above personal safety.   He…

The Values of God

August 28, 2022
Jeremiah accuses Israel of turning away from the God who brought them out of slavery in Egypt.  Instead they have turned to the worship of idols.  Even their leaders, political…

Received by God

August 21, 2022
Hebrews reminds us that we are not going to God in fear, but in peace through the blood of Jesus.  Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath.  She has come…

Being Prepared

August 7, 2022
Isaiah notes that the people of God are trusting in rituals to save them, when God looks for repentance in their hearts.  In Luke we have seemingly contradictory advice:  don’t…

Human Foolishness

July 31, 2022
The Hosea passage is God singing a song of unrequited love for God’s people that would rival any country western hit for pathos.  God loves Israel, who has rejected Him…

A Focus on Prayer

July 24, 2022
The Psalmist praises God for having forgiven us, but remembers that we continually need to ask again for forgiveness.  Jesus offers the Lord’s prayer as a model for what we…

The Gifts of God

July 17, 2022
Paul stresses in Colossians that Christ is greater than all creation.  Christ lived a sinless life, and through His gift has removed the sin from us, leaving us blameless.  We…