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By , on December 30th, 2011

How Will You Hear the Word?

The end of another year is a time of reflection. How have we heard the Word of God? Have we heard it with profit? If Jesus returns to find fruit, will He find it? The beginning of another year is a time of looking ahead and asking the same question. How will I hear the Word of God in 2012? In speaking the parable of the sower, or of the soils, Jesus shows that He is the Sower who sows the Word, “the glad tidings of the kingdom of God” (Luke 8:1). He sows …Read More

By , on December 10th, 2011

His Name Shall be Jesus

What is in a name? If parents are expecting a child, they often spend much time finding a name that pleases them both and will suit their child. Hopefully a meaningful name is chosen that the child can live with for the rest of their lives. In Matthew 1:20-21, another child is named. The angel reassures Joseph about the new life growing in Mary’s womb. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit. This child would receive a name—Jesus. The meaning of that name is made very clear, “And thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save …Read More

By , on November 14th, 2011

Thanksgiving at Your Own Will

Time hastens on and we find ourselves approaching another Thanksgiving Day. It is good to pause and take time to reflect on what the Lord has done for us. Many of the Psalms are reflective of God’s enduring mercy and steadfast love towards sinners and that is indeed the reason for thanksgiving. If it were not for the Lord’s mercies, we would be consumed. If it were not for the Lord’s mercies, we would not have the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed to us. If it were not for the Lord’s mercies, we would not enjoy the manifold …Read More

By , on October 11th, 2011

Crisis after Carmel: Crying

In the last meditation we found Elijah in the midst of heated conflict with Ahab and Jezebel. Behind that conflict we see the cosmic conflict between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. The stark reality is that we are on either side of that battle. If we are the Lord’s we are on His side. If we are not the Lord’s we are still fighting for the kingdom of darkness. Elijah fought hard and he was discouraged, depressed and hopeless. The fight had gone out of him. He had done heroic things for the Lord, …Read More

By , on August 15th, 2011

Crisis after Carmel: Conflict

In 1 Kings 18, Elijah boldly defies the priests of Baal, discrediting them before all the people and King Ahab, and then utterly destroying each of the priests. Elijah prevailed with God and pled for fire and rain from heaven. Crisis looms just around the corner in the form of Jezebel in 1 Kings 19:1-4.

Hell’s fury is unleashed against Elijah as King Ahab relays what has happened upon Mt. Carmel to Queen Jezebel. Jezebel immediately sends out a servant to find Elijah and she swears by her gods that what happened to the priests of Baal would happen to …Read More

By , on June 21st, 2011

Lessons in Affliction

When affliction comes our way, what is God teaching us? What is the value of affliction? In Psalm 119:71 the Psalmist says, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.” Is this our confession when God sends us afflictions or do we murmur and complain that God does not understand what He is doing? So often the latter response is the case. We think we know better than God because we have not learned the important lessons in afflictions. But there are invaluable lessons that we can learn from afflictions. …Read More