Monthly Archives: February 2013

Luke 13:1-9

Luke 13:1-9 There are certain events in which we participate or hear about that do not seem to fit within our normal expectations of how things are to work. Such events cry for an explanation, especially when they appear to be random, arbitrary or call… Continue reading

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Paul’s letter to the young Christian communities scattered around the Mediterranean world are full of gratitude, encouragement, teaching and counsel. But he was also not averse to calling them to account when he thought that they were behaving badly or placing their… Continue reading

Psalm 63:1-8

Psalm 63:1-8 This time it is the psalmist who reminds us of the critical importance of water. As for the prophet Isaiah, the thirst of the soul is as important for the psalmist as is the thirst of the body. And in a dry and… Continue reading

Isaiah 55:1-9

Isaiah 55:1-9 The persistent and continuing drought which began in the Midwestern United States in the summer of 2012 is a reminder, if we ever needed one, of how dependent we are on water for the flourishing of life—and how easy it is to take… Continue reading

When Peace Like a River? (?It Is Well with My Soul?)

When Peace Like a River? (?It Is Well with My Soul?) He lives, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought; My sin, not in part, but the whole, Is nailed to his cross and I bear it no more. Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,… Continue reading

When Peace Like a River? (?It Is Well with My Soul?)

When Peace Like a River? (?It Is Well with My Soul?) When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. It is… Continue reading

Luke 13:31-35 (NRSV)

Luke 13:31-35 (NRSV) 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing… Continue reading

Luke 13:31-35

Luke 13:31-35 Jesus is on his last journey to Jerusalem. He has been teaching and doing life-giving acts for those who follow him, but his enemies continue to oppose him. He is warned to keep out of Jerusalem because Herod intends to kill him there,… Continue reading

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Philippians 3:17-4:1 The apostle Paul traveled constantly after his calling by Christ Jesus, making disciples from Jerusalem to Rome. Paul also wrote letters to the congregations he had begun. Philippians is one of his best, teaching new Christians to pray, preach, teach and live. Paul… Continue reading

Psalm 27

Psalm 27 Psalm 27 is a psalm of trust in God. First, the psalmist speaks to all the people, “The Lord is my light … God is my deliverance, my stronghold—of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) The psalmist and the hearers shout and… Continue reading