Nov 25, 2019
If you were going to write the story of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, would you not begin with a family tree that proves his worthiness and superior lineage. That is what we usually do but it isn't what Matthew did. Matthew included the stories we leave out of our backgrounds and he does it intentionally. Being...
Nov 18, 2019
In the last of our series on the Prophet and the Evangelist, Isaiah reminds us there is work to be done. Not work to return to a day of former glory but work to be done with the vision of what God has for the future.
Nov 11, 2019
The exile is over and the faithful have returned home. Nothing was as was expected. For twenty years they focused on rebuilding their own families, their own crops, and their own homes. Haggai called them to account for their lack of attention to God's Temple. Was he just trying to get a building built? Doubtful. When...
Nov 4, 2019
We often think about God's unmerited favor in terms of grace but Paul challenges us to think about it in terms of trust.