Buildings Restored – A Meditation on Amos 9:11-15

In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen… Picture it. There’s an old, ramshackle building. Back in its day it must have been something grand, built with beauty [...]

The Glory Fills the House – A Meditation on 1 Kings 8:6-13

“And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, a cloud filled the house of the LORD, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the [...]

A Weak and Crying Glory – A Meditation on Isaiah 60:1-6

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” – Isaiah 60:1 The wise men followed the star that shone so brightly, and they brought their gifts of [...]

A God With Us That We Can Bear – A Meditation on Deuteronomy 18:15-19

The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers – it is to Him you shall listen We forget how utterly terrifying God is to sinful man. We can look [...]

Comfort? Comfort! – A Meditation on Isaiah 40:1-8

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double [...]

The Day When the LORD Acts – A Meditation on Malachi 4:1-6

“You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” The topic of the end of the world is normally met with either fear or a nervous-denial induced disdain. Talk of the end can make us a bit [...]

Justice and Righteousness – a Meditation on Jeremiah 23:5-8

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the [...]

Foolishness: Unexpecting the Expected – A Meditation on Matthew 25:1-14

“Five of them were foolish…” The parable of the wise and foolish virgins is often prone to preachers presenting a lot of allegory. There can be all sorts of possibilities put forth for what [...]

What If the End Times Are Just Boring? – A Meditation on Luke 17:20-30

“The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.” Jesus spends a lot of time towards the end of the Gospels talking about the end [...]

Different Daughters, Same Jesus – a Meditation on Matthew 9:18-26

“Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” Jesus heals two women, two daughters in this lesson – and they are quite different. One is a young girl, the other an adult. One lives in a [...]