Sermons on “Old Testament”
The figure of Daniel gives us encouragement to work hard in the world, while reminding us that there are always dangers and we must remember that our first allegiance is to God. God vindicated Daniel, even as he later vindicated Jesus, raising him from the pit of death, and even as, please God, he will someday raise us.
While there is much we can learn from a Sunday School type reading of the Book of Ruth that urges us to strive to “be Ruth”; there is also much we can garner from a mature reading which invites us to “see Ruth” and the Ruths who live among us. When we delve deeply into the layers of complexity in this ancient text we can emerge with a way to both ‘be Ruth’ and to “see Ruth”. That enriches us and help move us forward on our journey through the Old Testament towards grace.
The circumstances of your life do not determine your freedom. What determines your freedom is what you have the courage to let go.
The Law seems like the exact opposite of the Good News we are given in Jesus Christ. But there may be more commonality than we think…
The story of God delivering the people of Israel out of Egypt is good news for you and me.