a better word

Preparing for this Sunday’s sermon from Isaiah 35 on Joy, I’ve latched upon Hebrews 12:18-24 as an accompanying epistle text, and will spare my congregation (and burden you with!) this reflection :) Much like 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 or Galatians 4:21-31, Hebrews 12:18-24 boldly contrasts the ‘old covenant’ with the ‘new covenant’.  Now, I’m somewhat weary… Continue reading a better word

romans 10:13-15

On Sunday, a well-quoted passage was… well… quoted. Not exactly a blog-worthy occurrence, as this should be pretty common. Romans 10:13-15 – How can they call upon who they’ve not believed >> and believe in whom they’ve not heard >> and hear without preaching >> and preach without being sent? Standard missionary text. People need… Continue reading romans 10:13-15

covenental confusion

A friend and I was checking out the various ministry booths at a Christian music festival this past weekend. We encountered two ministries that were very similar. Both of them were what you could call ‘pro-Israel’ ministries. Now, I don’t think we should be ‘anti’ Israel, but I do think their understanding of the covenant(s)… Continue reading covenental confusion

jesus means this much

What does Jesus ‘mean’ to you? Most responses would not be too likely to stray too far from the very familiar bible verse, John 3:16. We don’t often recognise Jesus as being much more than someone who died for ‘me.’ To be absolutely certain, Jesus most assuredly did die for ‘me‘, but I think it… Continue reading jesus means this much