The Light of the LORD, Jesus Christ, has risen upon us and set us apart as the chosen people of God.
Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9 (Easter Sunday: Series B)
This is the feast, the banquet to end all banquets. The LORD God is the maker and provider of this great feast which takes place for the resurrected faithful in the courts of Heaven.
Old Testament: Zechariah 9:9-12 (Palm Sunday: Series B)
Jesus is not just another king in the line of David—this is the new King David! Hosanna in the highest!
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Lent 5: Series B)
Jesus takes the sins of man upon Himself and carries them to the cross to make our hearts holy and acceptable in the eyes of God.
Old Testament: Number 21:4-9 (Lent 4: Series B)
When we look upon the cross, we see our sin. We also see the One who washes it away and gives life.
Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-17 (Lent 3: Series B)
While these are familiar words to us, frequently they are dealt with in ways that fail to take into account the context and the situation.
Old Testament: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 (Lent 2: Series B)
The Church has traditionally understood Baptism as a naming Sacrament. It reminds us of our new baptismal identity.
Old Testament: Genesis 22:1-18 (Lent 1: Series B)
The amount of Messianic/Christological connections in this account is stunning. This is an excellent Old Testament text with which to begin Lent!
Old Testament: 2 Kings:1-12 (Transfiguration: Series B)
Elijah crosses over the Jordan to be taken into Heaven. Later, Elisha will cross the Jordan again into the Promised Land.
Preaching in the Presence of God’s Kingdom: In the Ring with Dr. Jeff Pulse
Like needing to find a bathroom, the urgency of preaching the presence of God’s kingdom should be felt in the very inner being of every pastor. Not that anything has changed, but God is definitely demonstrating the vulnerability of sinners…
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:21-31 (Epiphany 5: Series B)
Even though it may appear otherwise, the LORD has power over all things, Heaven and Earth, and He has and will use that power to save His people.
Old Testament: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10 (Epiphany 3: Series B)
Jonah rejected his first call and job description and headed in the opposite direction . Now, after spending three days in the belly of the big fish, Jonah is called again.
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) (Epiphany 2: Series B)
Samuel plays a very important role in preserving the line of Judah by anointing and instructing the first kings of the united monarchy—especially King David.
Old Testament: Genesis 1:1-5 (The Baptism of Our Lord: Series B)
Christ has come to make all things new, and water and the Spirit are used for His new creation just as it was for the original.
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 (Christmas 1: Series B)
The Lamb of God is stripped of His garment and sheds His blood on a cross to clothe us in robes of righteousness and garments of salvation—like a bridegroom who adorns himself and his bride.
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 (Advent 4: Series B)
Not only is Jesus the New David, He is also the New Temple—the House and Kingdom! This is the throne that is everlasting.
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (Advent 3: Series B)
The words the Anointed One uses to describe His reign are very familiar ones: Preach to the afflicted, bind up the broken hearted, liberty for the captives, opening eyes, comfort and provide for those who mourn.
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-11 (Advent 2: Series B)
Isaiah invokes beautiful imagery of the Good Shepherd who tends His flock, gathers His lambs in His arms, carries them in His bosom, and gently leads.
Old Testament: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 (Pentecost 29: Series A)
The “New David” will manifest the power of the LORD and will not set Himself in opposition as did the false shepherds.
Old Testament: Zephaniah 1:7-16 (Pentecost 24: Series A)
Obviously, the Day of the LORD looks frightening according to the words of Zephaniah the prophet. The question is: “For whom?”
Old Testament: Amos 5:18-24 (Pentecost 23: Series A)
Because Israel has turned the eschatology of the Day of the LORD into “escapism” Amos turns that notion on its head in his prophecy.