Tag Archives: Jesus

Another brick in the wall?

I have a confession. I probably listened to Pink Floyd a bit too much in my teenage years. My favorite album was Momentary Lapse of Reason (Dogs of War was my football anthem). However, you can’t appreciate Pink Floyd without … Continue reading

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An ox and his will

A goad is a stick with a pointed (or electrically charged) end used to drive cattle and oxen. By extension, it is a stimulus that pricks like the pointed stick in order to encourage, urge, or drive. I’m interested in the ox goad … Continue reading

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Furnished and ready

All of time is divided into two distinct sections: 1) before Jesus came and offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sins; and 2) after His crucifixion and resurrection. This division was not an afterthought. It’s not as if God … Continue reading

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Reflecting pool

Isaiah gives us simultaneous pictures of the parallel journeys of the Israelites and us. Yes, God’s chosen people and his adopted children, separated by thousands of years. The picture pair is a reflecting pool with generations between the two images. … Continue reading

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He took her hand

If you have been hurt or lost or rejected. If you have had a dream die, if you know pain and loss, I have a source of new hope for you. 18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader … Continue reading

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Don’t mourn the seed

In Matthew 13, Jesus teaches about our response to him and his message of sacrificial salvation using sown seed: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the … Continue reading

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On the porch

Solomon’s porch is a key location in the bible. It was attached to the east side of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the holy meeting place for the Jewish people and early Christians. Let’s begin with Jesus because all scripture … Continue reading

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