'Isaiah' Tagged Posts

'Isaiah' Tagged Posts

A RELIGION FOR THE WEAK?

Actor Max Von Sydow died on March 8th at the age of 90.  He played a priest in The Exorcist.  He played Satan in Needful Things.   And…he played Jesus Christ in the 1965 movie The Greatest Story Ever Told. Von Sydow was raised in the liberal, Swedish Lutheran Church.  By the 1970’s Sydow identified himself as an agnostic/atheist. Many famous folks have…

WATERS IN THE WILDERNESS

The prophet Isaiah pictured the gospel comfort of the coming Savior this way:  “Waters will flow in the wilderness, and streams in the wasteland.” It was a picture God’s Old Testament people could appreciate.  Delivered from bondage in Egypt, they had marched forth through the wilderness toward the land of promise. On their journey to the Horeb mountain range,…

“TREASURE IN CLAY JARS”

Speaking of the life-giving gospel he preached, Paul once said, “We hold this treasure in clay jars” (2 Corinthians 4:7). Martin Luther echoed this in the 62nd of his 95 Theses.  He said: “The true treasure of the church is the holy Gospel of the glory and grace of God.” You would think that God would entrust the priceless treasure of the gospel to some exceptionally…

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE WISE MEN

Isaiah foretold it.  “Nations will walk to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn” (Isaiah 60:1-3  EHV).  The first example of this, as we edge toward the Epiphany season, is found not in the Gospel of Luke from which our Christmas themes are taken this year.  Rather, it is in the Gospel of Matthew that we learn about the Wise Men. The…

IT’S ADVENT! EAT UP!

Advent is a season of preparation as we remember Christ’s first coming in lowliness and look forward to His second coming in glory.  The preparation may take the form of reading a chapter or two in the Bible each day, perhaps the opening chapters of each of the four Gospels. But in the hurry and pressure of the season, we might see it as one more time-bandit on our to-do…