Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 42:10-18, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:32-39 Isaiah 42:10-18 10 Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. 11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices; let the
Scripture reading for today: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalms 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:10-18 Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 11:1-9, Numbers 16:1-19, Hebrews 13:7-17 Isaiah 11:1-9 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear
I live with a drive inside of me that’s been passed down through generations of good evangelical people whom I love and respect. The great commission has been a rallying cry that I’ve heard since I was a boy, through my formative years in church, through my years in Bible school, and during my first kick at the traditional church can.
We are people well acquainted with longing. Too many of us have waited for medical test results to come back with good news - we have a deep longing for health. Too many of us have waited for that
Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 12:2-6, Amos 6:1-8, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Isaiah 12:2-6 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 In that day you will say: “Give praise to
Years ago I attended a conference on the state of the environment. The consensus among the scientists who spoke there was damning. We’re all too far down the path to turn back, they said. The earth is done.
There’s something about the way our culture enters into the Christmas season that shines a harsh light on the imperfections in our lives. Advertising and Christmas-themed entertainment
Scripture reading for today: Malachi 4:1-6, Luke 9:1-6, Luke 1:68-79 Malachi 4 4 “Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them. 2 But for you
Advent marks the beginning of our Christian year; not the end. The word ‘advent’ comes from the Latin meaning ‘to come,’ or ‘coming.’ It is a time set aside for us to long for, to wait, and to prepare for the arrival of the saviour of the world once and for all. Our culture has completely destroyed this season of waiting.