'Moses' Tagged Posts

'Moses' Tagged Posts

OUR SUBSTITUTE

Our old teachers spoke often about “the vicarious atonement.”  We got it, because they explained it.    Churchy words such as, “justification” (to declare not guilty), or “redemption” (to be ransomed by the blood of Christ when we were held hostage by sin, death and hell), or “reconciliation” (that God made friends of us when we were His declared enemies) –…

WHERE WILL IT ALL END?

In these troubling times, as in many times past, we may find ourselves wondering:  “Where will it all end?”    St. Paul famously said this:  “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, for those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28  EHV). It is doubtful that you and I would believe these words if God…

“DELIVER US FROM EVIL”

In the Lord’s Prayer, our Savior has folded our hands for us, as parents do for small children, and taught us to pray:  “Deliver us from evil.” God does. The very fact that you are reading this proves that you are still here, that God has rescued you a thousand times from perils and plagues that never happened.  We give too little thanks for all the times we…

TRANSFIGURATION TRUTHS – A REVIEW

On this Sunday before the start of the Lenten season, the Church has always tipped its hat to the account of Christ’s transfiguration.   The Gospel of Matthew says that Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain by themselves.  “There he was transfigured in front of them. His face was shining like the sun. His clothing became as white as the…

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,…