The rainbow is a sign of the covenant God is making with “all flesh which is on the earth” and to the coming generations.
Old Testament: Amos 7:7-15 (Pentecost 7: Series B)
In spite of the many issues of unfaithfulness, the LORD still refers to them as, “My people Israel,” pointing to the Covenantal promise.
Old Testament: Lamentations 3:22-33 (Pentecost 5: Series B)
In the overall context of Lamentations this text stands out as a breath of fresh air, or perhaps more accurately, words of relief after so much dismal lamenting!
Old Testament: Genesis 3:8-15 (Pentecost 2: Series B)
This is the first direct promise of the Seed who will reunite all mankind to God by defeating Satan on the Cross.
Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1-8 (Holy Trinity: Series B)
Does Isaiah find himself in the Holy of Holies in the Jerusalem Temple, or is this taking place in the Heavenly Temple? Perhaps we might say the answer is “Yes.”
Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (Pentecost Sunday: Series B)
There is no life when one is separated from the Promised Land because that will be the place where God will send His Messiah.
Ascension Special: Psalm 47 (Ascension: Series B)
Israel is all the people who believe in the LORD and gather at His throne. It is no longer a national distinction, it is one of faith.
Old Testament: Psalm 1 (Easter 7: Series B)
This Psalm identifies who the people of the Covenant are, and who they are not, and orientates them in relationship to the LORD God.
Old Testament: Psalm 98 (Easter 6: Series B)
Yes, Christ has come and delivered us, but He will come again in glory to judge the world in righteousness and the people with equity.
Old Testament: Psalm 23 (Easter 4: Series B)
The biblical shepherd leads his sheep. He provides for their needs. He protects them from enemies, and he does not leave his sheep unattended.
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.