The Book of Ruth – Part 1

Audio for this sermon can be found here As Al began to unfold for us some weeks back, Ruth is a wonderful and powerful account of the nature of “hesed” or kindness, blessedness and steadfast love. A love that obligates … Continue reading

Margin notes: She has done what she could

Mark 14:8 (ESV) — 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. Last evening as Ben Zwickl led us through a study of this portion of Mark, challenging us to consider what may … Continue reading

Margin notes: God is angry everyday day

Psalm 7:11 (ESV) — 11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. One of the principles of sound Biblical interpretation is not to take every statement as an absolute, just as it sits. Often, … Continue reading

Margin notes: Spirit-filled speech

Acts 4:8 (ESV) — 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders… Spirit-filled speech. What is it? What does it sound like? I don’t know about you but when I hear … Continue reading

Margin notes: What you don’t know CAN hurt you!

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because … Continue reading

Margin notes: Water into wine

John 2:1–11 (ESV) — 1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran … Continue reading

Margin Notes: The Last Adam

1 Corinthians 15:45–49 (ESV) — 45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then … Continue reading