Meteorologists have a tough job. They are called upon to predict the weather, often attempting an extended forecast days in advance. Sometimes they are accurate. Sometimes they miss badly. Still, we appreciate the work meteorologists do in giving us a heads up about what to wear or whether or not to head up the mountains … Continue reading Of Prophets and Meteorologists
God’s word for us today is Matthew 2:19-23. This is final message in a sermon series in the Gospel of Matthew called Promises Made, Promises Fulfilled. In just the first two chapters, Matthew mentions five ancient prophecies that come to undeniable fulfilment in the providential circumstances surrounding Jesus’ earthly life. So far, we have witnessed … Continue reading Loved Like Lucky: How God Prizes What the World Despises
You know the classic story by Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a life-long miser. Unmarried. No children. No friends. But lots of money. Loving his fortune, he keeps a close eye on "the books," making sure that there is no decrease in his personal wealth. When approached with the greeting, … Continue reading What Happened to Scrooge?
What we notice when reading the first two chapters of this gospel is that Matthew very clearly sees the birth of Jesus as fulfilling numerous ancient promises that were foretold hundreds and hundreds of years before the incarnation of Christ a human being. This promise-fulfillment motif is the basis for our current series in Matthew … Continue reading When the Roof Blows Off
In Matthew 11, Jesus makes an invitation that seems custom made for this time of year. 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for … Continue reading The Weary World Rejoices