Monthly Archives: October 2010

Heidelberg Catechism Q52

Q.52. How does Christ’s return “to judge the living and the dead” comfort you? A.            In all my distress and persecution I turn my eyes to the heavens and confidently await as judge the very One who has already stood … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus? Hagar and Ishmael are sent away (Genesis 21:8-21)

This story has always distressed me.  To send one child away when another is born.  There is something troubling about the story and yet Paul sees in this story the doctrine of freedom.  Paul understood that all the Scripture must … Continue reading

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The Replay of Micah 3

When we live like the world and buy into the cultural assumptions uncritically we become wordsmiths for the establishment  which hates God and loves evil.  Furthermore, these actions make us cannibals who feed on each other instead of being prophets … Continue reading

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Micah 3 – Cannibals, Wordsmiths and God’s People

Alferd Packer headed across the San Juan Mountains in 1874 with 5 other folks.  By the end of the winter, after being lost in the snowy Rockies, Packer alone emerged and was charged not only with murder but also with … Continue reading

Posted in HICC, Micah, Sermons

Heidelberg Catechism Q51

Q.51. How does this glory of Christ our head benefit us? A. First, through his Holy Spirit he pours out his gifts from heaven upon us his members. Second, by his power he defends us and keeps us safe from … Continue reading

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Nobody is Listening to Me Posted: 23 Oct 2010 04:22 AM PDT I disagree with several aspects of Jurgen Moltmann’s theology, but I appreciated this analogy from him where he warns against the danger of analyzing the Bible in such a … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – The Birth of Isaac (Genesis 21:1-7)

The birth of Isaac was miraculous.  It was promised by God to a man who was 75 and it was fulfilled when Abraham was 100 and his wife 90.  It was an event that brought great joy to his mother … Continue reading

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The Replay of Micah 2:6-13

What distinguishes a true prophet of God from a false one?  According to Micah the answer is what they say.  Are they willing to preach judgment or only preach love and peace?  Are they willing to challenge the status quo … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q50

Q.50. Why the next words: “and is seated at the right hand of God”? A. Christ ascended to heaven, there to show that he is head of his church, and that the Father rules all things through him. Monday Imagine … Continue reading

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Where’s Jesus – Abraham and Abimelech (Genesis 20)

This is the second time in Abraham’s life where he has lost his wife to another man.  In the first instance Pharaoh took her when they failed to disclose the truth of their marriage (Genesis 12:10-20).  This time Abraham is … Continue reading

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