A Power We Can Know and Trust

February 25, 2019

Isaiah confronted the people’s idea that God’s power had shrunk and withered. They felt overwhelmed by a world that was too big for them and their God. They were far from their homeland, but in two generations they had come to terms with their conquerors. Now there were rumors of a new power rising in […]

You’re Blessed

February 8, 2019

In Matthew 5, Jesus is training us to live not in reaction to our sin and guilt, not in response to people stronger than we are, not in desperation by any means at hand, not to survive in a sea of cynicism and malice, and certainly not to live egocentrically with the self as center […]

The Prayer of the Heart

January 31, 2019

Most prayer begins as Hannah’s did, in pain and with tears. But while her prayer was caused by pain, it wasn’t confined to it. It took the form of a vow. By casting her prayer as a vow, Hannah involved herself responsibly, even sacrificially, in her prayer, for she both asked and gave. She asked […]