Comfort? Comfort! – A Meditation on Isaiah 40:1-8

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double [...]

The Day When the LORD Acts – A Meditation on Malachi 4:1-6

“You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” The topic of the end of the world is normally met with either fear or a nervous-denial induced disdain. Talk of the end can make us a bit [...]

Justice and Righteousness – a Meditation on Jeremiah 23:5-8

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and He shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the [...]

Foolishness: Unexpecting the Expected – A Meditation on Matthew 25:1-14

“Five of them were foolish…” The parable of the wise and foolish virgins is often prone to preachers presenting a lot of allegory. There can be all sorts of possibilities put forth for what [...]

What If the End Times Are Just Boring? – A Meditation on Luke 17:20-30

“The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.” Jesus spends a lot of time towards the end of the Gospels talking about the end [...]

Different Daughters, Same Jesus – a Meditation on Matthew 9:18-26

“Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” Jesus heals two women, two daughters in this lesson – and they are quite different. One is a young girl, the other an adult. One lives in a [...]

Blessed? – A Meditation on Matthew 5:1-11

We forget how utterly insane the Beatitudes are. We have nerfed them into pious platitudes about how things might be nice some day. That’s not what’s going on. Consider to whom Jesus [...]

What the World Hates Now… – A Meditation on John 15:12-21

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you… If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” It’s easy for Christians to get into [...]

It’s Going to Be Alright – A Meditation on John 4:45-54

“Unless you see signs and wonders, you will not believe/Go; your son will live.” Jesus seems a bit put out or maybe a bit miffed at first in this lesson. I mean, the dad asks for something quite [...]

But That Person is Truly Worthy… – a Meditation on Matthew 22:1-14

“The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.” – Matthew 22:8 The King just wanted them to have a good time. That was why He had invited them to the wedding feast. It was [...]