Peace I leave with you

Easter 6 Joel 2 Mother’s Day 2007/Martin baptism I’m a little hooked on the Old Testament these days. In part, because it gives me a chance to re-familiarize myself with books like Leviticus and today, Joel. Joel is the ‘Pentecostal’ book, because, as we will see in a couple of weeks, it is the book … [Read more…]

A Holy People

Easter 5 Leviticus 19 John 13 One rarely hears a sermon on Leviticus and usually when someone tries to read the whole Bible they can get through Genesis fine–they hit Exodus and Moses keeps them interested, but when someone gets to Leviticus, then they bog down and the Bible goes back on the shelf. Leviticus … [Read more…]

The Good Shepherd

Easter 4 Good Shepherd “The word of the LORD came to me: Mortal, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to them– to the shepherds: Thus says the Lord GOD: Ah, you shepherds of Israel who have been feeding yourselves! Should not shepherds feed the sheep? You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves … [Read more…]

Believe to See

Easter 2 John 20 I was reading the bishop of Durham, N.T. Wright’s (whose works you ought to be familiar with), opening comments to his Easter sermon last Sunday. He mentioned the shopkeeper in England who said Easter eggs were there to commemorate the birth of Jesus. He also mentions how little the average person … [Read more…]