Tag: New Covenant

Monday of the Sunday after the Ascension – Revelation 5

ShareRevelation 5 I wish I knew more songs.  Actually, I probably know a few thousand (and probably 200 or so just from the Beatles), and at home, I’m always seizing a shard from some song I know and mutating the words weirdly to fit something one of the kids has said.  They say to me, […]

May 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 4th Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 13:17-25

ShareHebrews 13:17-25 “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, […]

May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 10:15-25

ShareHebrews 10:15-25 Having boldness to enter the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus, and having a High Priest over the house of God (verses 19 and 21), the writer of Hebrews exhorts: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience […]

April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of First Sunday in Advent – Mark 2:13-22

ShareMark 2:13-22 Most who have read and studied the Bible at all know that the parable of the new wine into old wineskins is Jesus’ teaching on the coming of the New Covenant and the necessity of the Old Covenant being abolished.  Because of the radically new nature of the New Covenant (even though there […]

December 7, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Trinity 24 – Matthew 28:1-10

ShareMatthew 28:1-10 For some reason, something totally unexpected dazzles me about the resurrection passage this morning.  It’s not the great earthquake.  It’s not the countenance like lightning and the clothing white as snow of the angel.  It’s not the resurrected Jesus. What I find deafening is the relative quiet of the passage, and what I […]

November 22, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 23 – Matthew 26:17-30

ShareMatthew 26:17-30     One of my favorite painters is the surrealist Salvador Dali.  In 1976 Dali painted a painting titled “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at Twenty Metres Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln,” (commonly called “Lincoln in Dalivision).  In this painting, he used 252 tiles that when seen up close look like his wife, […]

November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 22 – Matthew 24:29-41

ShareMatthew 24:29-41 There was a thought-provoking book published a few years ago titled The Black Swan. It provides an insightful perspective into seemingly improbable events (i.e., a ‘black swan’) and our thinking that surrounds them. The author, Nassim Nicholas Taleb contends that black swans underlie most everything within our world, but we usually fail to […]

November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 22 – Matthew 24:15-28

ShareMatthew 24:15-28 Something of supreme significance happened in the 1st century A.D.  It would be easy to read it as we might any other event in history, that is, with a yawn and a reach for the remote control.  Julius Caesar was murdered in 44 B.C., we read.  At the battle of Thermopylae in 480 […]

November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 21 – Matthew 24:1-14

ShareMatthew 24:1-14 Sometimes, a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.  In this case, I feel compelled to say a word about Matthew 24 and its relationship to eschatology.  In a word, I believe that in Matthew 24, Jesus is speaking not about the end of the world before His Second Coming […]

November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:24-33

ShareActs 10:24-33 I can tell today’s lesson in one word: “obedience.” Thank you very much.  Now we can all go back to our jobs in peace, having accomplished the world’s shortest Bible devotional. Eh?  What’s that?  Oh, there’s something more that should be said about this? In the grand scheme of things, Acts 10 is […]

June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More