Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 • Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 • Hebrews 11:1-16 • Luke 12:32-40 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32 It’s hard to think of more comforting words than these. Jesus tells his disciples (and us) that God the Father wants to give us…Details
Psalm 107:1-9, 43 • Hosea 11:1-11 • Colossians 3:1-11 • Luke 12:13-21 “Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy…Details
Psalm 85 • Hosea 1:2-10 • Colossians 2:6-19 • Luke 11:1-13 “O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass though things temporal, that we lose not…Details
Psalm 15 • Amos 8:1-12 • Colossians 1:15-28 • Luke 10:38-42 “Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask;…Details
Communion meditation 6-8-13 – Jesus in the boat
Story of Jesus teaching from Peter’s boat, and when finished told Peter to row out to deeper water and drop his nets. Peter groused about it saying they had already fished all night with little results, but did what Jesus said. Peter caught so much fish that his and another boat could hardly handle the catch without sinking.
So how did Peter react? Was he thankful? Happy about it?
He told Jesus, “Go away from me, for I am a sinful man.” Perhaps Peter recognizes the vast difference between Jesus and himself, and so recoils in “the terror experienced in the presence of the revelation of the Holy One.” So says the New International Commentary of the NT.
Peter’s reaction is a window into Israel’s world. The covenant between the Lord and Israel means that the Lord Himself is in the boat, so to speak, with Israel.
How do you react when Jesus is in your boat?Details
Psalm 82 • Amos 7:7-17 • Colossians 1:1-14 • Luke 10:25-37 O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who…Details
Psalm 30 • 2 Kings 5:1-14 • Galatians 6:1-16 • Luke 10:1-20 “O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Gran us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure…Details
Sabbaths 2000: V I know for a while again the health of self-forgetfulness, looking out at the sky through a notch in the valleyside, the black woods wintry on the hills, small clouds at sunset passing across. And I know that this is one of the thresholds between Earth and Heaven, from which even I…Details
Psalm 77 • 2 Kings 2:1-14 • Galatians 5:1-25 • Luke 9:51-62 “Merciful and ever-living Father, you have called us into fellowship with your beloved Son. May our hearts be open to holy affection and our minds readied to receive and cherish your truth. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who…Details
Psalm 42 – 43 • I Kings 19:1-15 • Galatians 3:23-39 • Luke 8:26-39 Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and…Details