Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Saved from Death

The texts for Sunday, March 25, 2012: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; Hebrews 5:5-10; and John 12:20-33 “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cradling an Unknown Future

The texts for January 1, 2012: Numbers 6:22–27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4:4–7; and Luke 2:21-38. … It is also maybe why we get sentimentally sappy as the clock strikes midnight … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mary: The Child Bride

The texts for Sunday, December 18, 2011: 2 Samuel 7:1–11, 16; Psalm 89:1–4, 19–26; Romans 16:25–27; and Luke 1:26–38. She might have been 12 or 13 or maybe 15 at … Continue reading

December 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hoping in consistency and inconsistency

Text: Malachi 3:16-4:6 “Who can endure the day of [the Lord’s] coming, and who can stand when he appears?” Malachi preaches. The day of the Lord for Malachi is about … Continue reading

December 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Out, out damned spot

Text:  Isaiah 4: 2-6 Let me give you a couple of scenes that flash in my mind as I read this text. The first I imagine is a soldier—of ancient times— … Continue reading

December 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Waiting

The texts for Sunday, December 4, 2011:  Isaiah 40:1–11;  Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13;  2 Peter 3:8–15a;  and Mark 1:1–8 As a person who has, in all honesty, stood by the microwave and pleaded with … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Hope in the hopeless

Text: Micah 5:1-5a Hope.  I think it’s human nature to hope. In fact, I was just looking around online and came across a quote in Latin from Cicero: “Dum spiro, spero.” While I breathe, I hope. … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Context is Everything

The texts for Sunday, November 13, 2011:  Zephaniah 1:7, 12–18;  Psalm 90:1–12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1–11; and Matthew 25:14–30 “The great day of the LORD is near, near and hastening fast; … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sunrise is coming…

The texts for Sunday, September 18, 2011 were: Jonah 3:10—4:11; Psalm 145:1–8; Philippians 1:21–30; and Matthew 20:1–16. “Sunrise is coming,” she said. That was the only response I got when … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Posing Questions

The texts for Sunday, September 11, 2011 (at least the ones that we’re using) were: Jonah 3:1-4:11; Psalm 140; Ephesians 2:1-7 [8-10]; and Luke 10:25-37  This Sunday, we had a picnic, … Continue reading

September 15, 2011 · 1 Comment

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