A Transforming Grace

A Transforming Grace

Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw a vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem.   He saw that in the last days, the mountain of God’s House – the temple – would be The Mountain. It would tower over all the other mountains, glorious and strong. From all the nations,...
A Marginal Messiah

A Marginal Messiah

Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly.   Live in justice, in righteousness: following the laws that God gave, knowing exactly how best to worship God and act rightly and take care of our neighbors.   Seek after mercy, after kindness: knowing when our call to...
Naaman Healed of Leprosy

Naaman Healed of Leprosy

What does it mean, Friends, to be Children of the Promise? This would be an easier question to think about, of course, if what we had for Scriptures were a divinely inspired catechism or creed. Maybe something in a question and answer format, where the questions would...
God’s Dwelling

God’s Dwelling

The dedication of Solomon’s Temple is one of the grandest occasions described in the Bible. It took seven years to build, and the cost in today’s terms would be over half a billion dollars.   Thirty-three hundred people worked on the project, hewing the stones...
David Hears a Word

David Hears a Word

I liked the book that we used for the children’s message, but the other option that I almost went with was Horton Hears A Who. The book came out in 1954, so I don’t think I’m going to spoil anything by telling you the plot…   There’s an elephant, you see, named...
Exploring the Ten Commandments: Ten Sets of Queries

Exploring the Ten Commandments: Ten Sets of Queries

This week, after weeks of warnings, my Gmail account told me that I had used up all of my data and that any further emails sent to me were in danger of being returned if I didn’t DO SOMETHING. So, I did! I did something, a pretty common thing: I blamed my spouse for...