'Zion' Tagged Posts

'Zion' Tagged Posts

KING OF THE HILL

“The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers join together against the Lord and against His Anointed One,” says Psalm 2 (EHV). So it stands in the sacred Lenten history of the four Gospels.  The Sanhedrin, the supreme court of the Jewish nation, and the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, and the piggish puppet-king Herod – they all gang up on the Lord…

WHAT IS ZION?

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!” said the prophet Zechariah in foretelling Christ’s coming into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. To whom is Zechariah talking?  Maybe you have heard of churches which are named Mount Zion or Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.  A book about the history of one Lutheran Church body years ago was called Zion on the…

BEAUTIFUL FEET

Isaiah has an intriguing line in our Old Testament lesson.  He says:  “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ ” Paul repeats the thought in the 10th chapter of Romans:  “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” What a…

PSALM 2

1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One. 3 “Let us break their chains,” they say, “and throw off their fetters.” 4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. 5 Then he rebukes them in his…