Tag Archives: Moses and Elijah
November 5, 2017 by jmar198013
In 1 Kings 19.1-18, the dejected prophet Elijah was sitting under a broom tree, in the middle of nowhere, telling God he couldn’t go on. Have you ever had a time like that in your life? God chased Elijah out from under the broom bush, and gave him a new commission. And God calls us out from under our broom bushes, too.Advertisements
February 24, 2017 by jmar198013
Jesus calls us to follow him. Just as he enters the sin, the shame, the sickness, and the sorrows of our lives, and heals us from within; so are we called to enter the sickness, the sorrows, and the sufferings of this world and begin the healing. When we become willing to walk bravely into the hells of this world, all heaven will break loose. That’s the Good News of God’s salvation.
February 5, 2016 by jmar198013
Jesus took his disciples, Peter, James, and John on a mountaintop to pray. Moses and Elijah showed up, and Peter blurted out: “Let’s build three shrines: One for you, one for Elijah, and one for Moses!” God came in a cloud and corrected Peter: “This is my chosen Son! Listen to him!”
In the church today, we abstract all sorts of “biblical principles” to address the issues of our time: marriage, money, capital punishment, war, who to vote for, how to discipline children, poverty, and the good life. But are we really just building shrines to Moses and Elijah? What if we actually paid attention to what God said on the mountain: “This is my Son. Listen to him!”?