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Amos: Tribal Identity Is Not Enough

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Amos: Tribal Identity Is Not Enough – Curran Bishop Continuing our overview of the Bible, we come to Amos, addressing the Northern Kingdom of Israel, during a period of economic and political prosperity.  But in their prosperity, the Israelites were not taking seriously their mission to be a picture to the nations of the beauty […]

Luke 2.1-20: God In Our Mess

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Luke 2.1-20: God In Our Mess Looking at the story of Christ’s birth in Luke, we see the extent to which Luke is pointing us to the “offensiveness” of the Incarnation to the Greek mind–that the God of Heaven would condescend to be incarnated in matter.  In this doctrine we find comfort that God dignifies […]

Isaiah 11: Can the Wolves Get Us Here?

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Isaiah 11: Can The Wolves Get Us Here? – Curran Bishop Jumping forward several generations from Jonah, we come to Isaiah’s prediction of the coming of the shoot from the stump of Jessie; directing us to the Kingship of the Messiah, perhaps the most neglected of the offices of Christ.  As our warrior king, Jesus […]

Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You…

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Jonah: God Will Succeed; With Or Without You… Jonah the prophet was sent (among other things) to the Ninevehites; Jonah the book, however, was a message to the Hebrews about their role in the Mission of God.  As New Testament Israel, Jonah serves as a call to us to take seriously our role as God’s […]

An Arrow Pointing To Heaven: The Biblical Doctrine Of Family

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Sunday, December 1: An Arrow Pointing To Heaven: The Biblical Doctrine Of Family – Curran Bishop It is common in Christian circles to make the words “Christian” and “Family” almost interchangeable: “family values,” “family friendly,” etc. are often buzzwords for the products of a certain type of Christian culture.  This sort of blurring, however, can […]

2 Kings 9-10: God will bring Justice

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2 Kings 9-10: God will bring Justice In this sermon I look at the out-working of the prophecy/promise God made to Elijah in the last passage we looked at (1 Kings 19): despite Elijah’s lack of obedience, God was committed to bringing justice, and ending the idolatry and tyranny of Ahab and Jezebel’s dynasty.  In […]

1 Kings 19: A Remnant?

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1 Kings 19: A Remnant? Continuing in our walk through Scripture, we look at Elijah’s response to Jezebel’s threat after God’s triumph over Baal on Mt. Carmel: Elijah runs in terror and complains of being alone in his faith.  God’s response reminds us that God is at work in the world around us, is building […]