God is not a King

A longstanding conversation in theology has to do with how we know things about God and how we describe what we “know” about God. One way this has been stated in theological circles is “all of our knowledge about God is analogical.” I have used the phrase: “all theology is analogy” many times in conversations. […]

The History Channel: The Bible

So the History Channel is starting a new 5 part series tonight called “The Bible.”  Here are some thoughts: The story of Abraham starts out with too many “extra” biblical characters and dialog that is irritating and I am only 15 minutes into the presentation.  For instance, the first 10 minutes Abraham is portrayed as […]

90 Day Challenge Day 57

Read Jeremiah 23-35 Highlights Woe to the shepherds who lead astray Good and Bad Figs Babylonian Captivity Foretold The Cup of God’s Wrath Jeremiah prophesies in the Temple The Sign of the Yoke Hannaniah opposes Jeremiah and dies Promise of Return New Covenant God’s assurance of return The Righteous Branch

90 Day Challenge Day 56

Read Jeremiah 11-22 Highlights The Broken Covenant Jeremiah’s Prayer and God’s Answer The Hidden Waistband A Prayer for Mercy False Prophets The Deceitful Heart The Potter and the Clay The Broken Jar Message for Zedekiah Warning regarding the Fall of Jerusalem  

90 Day Challenge Day 55

Read Jeremiah 1-10 Highlights Jeremiah’s Call and Commission The Almond Rod and Boiling Pot Judah’s Apostasy The Polluted Land Faithlessness and Repentance Lament over Judah Jerusalem’s Godlessness & Judgment Enemy from the North Message at the Temple Gate Satire on Idolatry

90 Day Challenge Day 54

Read Isaiah 53 – 66 Highlights The Suffering Servant Covenant of Peace will not be Shaken Mercy Rewards for Obedience Evil Leaders Rebuked Observance of Fasts Separation from God A Glorified Zion Good News Zion’s Glory and New Name God’s Vengeance on the Nations You Are Our Father Prayer for Mercy and Help New Heavens […]

90 Day Challenge Day 53

Read Isaiah 42 – 52 Highlights God’s Promise regarding His Servant The Blindness of the People Israel Redeemed, God’s Witness Babylon to be destroyed The Folly of Idolatry God uses Cyrus God’s Supreme Power The True God vs. Idols Lament for Babylon Salvation reaches the End of the Earth God Remembers God Helps His Servant […]

90 Day Challenge Day 52

Read Isaiah 29 -41 Highlights Jerusalem is Warned Blessing follows Discipline The Glorious Future The Judgment of God God’s Wrath Against Nations Zion’s Happy Future Sennacherib Invades Judah Hezekiah Seeks Isaiah’s Help Hezekiah’s Prayer:  God Answers Through Isaiah Hezekiah Healed The Word of Our God Stands Forever Those who wait on the Lord will gain […]

90 Day Challenge Day 51

Read Isaiah 14-28 Highlights Israel’s Taunt of the King of Babylon Judgment on Moab Prophecy about Damascus Message to Ethiopia & Egypt Valley of Vision The Fall of Tyre Judgment on the Land Praise Ephraim’s Captivity Predicted Judah is Warned Isaiah is divided into two parts:  Chapters 1-39 are called the Books of Judgment; Chapters […]

90 Day Challenge Day 50

Read Isaiah 1-13 Highlights Sons Revolt against God God’s Universal Reign God will Judge A Remnant Prepared Parable of the Vineyard Woes to the Wicked Isaiah’s Vision – Commission Immanuel Trials for Judah Damascus and Samaria Fall Believing Remnant Prince of Peace Assyria is God’s Instrument Remnant will Return Righteous Reign of the Branch Prophecies […]