Month: December 2019

Immanuel

One of the delightful things about the New Testament is that we have 4 storytellers, 4 evangelists, recount the story of Jesus, and each has their own distinctive way of presenting the same narrative of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Gospel… Continue Reading “Immanuel”

The Stump of Jesse (Advent 2)

Sources: Joseph Blenkinsopp. Isaiah 1-39 (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2000. John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. — The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2014. Richard B. Hays. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco: Baylor, 2016. J. Alec Motyer. The Prophecy of  Isaiah:… Continue Reading “The Stump of Jesse (Advent 2)”

The Son and His Kingdom

Sunday, November 24th 2019 (Christ the King/Reign of Christ)   Sources: Michael F. Bird. Colossians and Philemon (NCCS). Eugene: Cascade, 2009. F.F. Bruce. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistles to the Colossians and to… Continue Reading “The Son and His Kingdom”

Swords into Plowshares (A Sermon for Advent 1)

  This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established     as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,     and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many… Continue Reading “Swords into Plowshares (A Sermon for Advent 1)”