Author Archives: BJ

Drive Through Obedience

Drive Through Obedience (1/30/13)

[Ed’s note. This was published two years ago before I decided to return to being carless. Although I don’t currently have a car and won’t be getting one before heading off to Turkey, on the rare times I do find

Drive Through Obedience

Drive Through Obedience (1/30/13)

[Ed’s note. This was published two years ago before I decided to return to being carless. Although I don’t currently have a car and won’t be getting one before heading off to Turkey, on the rare times I do find

Mt Tabor

Psalm 24:3 (Mount Tabor)

Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? (Psalm 24:3) Read: Exodus 8:1-9:35, Matthew 19:13-30, Psalm 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5 Relate: No, the picture above isn’t the hill of the Lord. The “mountain of the Lord” is Jerusalem.

Mt Tabor

Psalm 24:3 (Mount Tabor)

Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? (Psalm 24:3) Read: Exodus 8:1-9:35, Matthew 19:13-30, Psalm 24:1-10, Proverbs 6:1-5 Relate: No, the picture above isn’t the hill of the Lord. The “mountain of the Lord” is Jerusalem.

Beat Down of the Gods

Exodus 7:3-4 (Beat Down of the Gods)

But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites.

Beat Down of the Gods

Exodus 7:3-4 (Beat Down of the Gods)

But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt, he will not listen to you. Then I will lay my hand on Egypt and with mighty acts of judgment I will bring out my divisions, my people the Israelites.

Subversive Hope

Exodus 5:20 (Subversive Hope)

As they left Pharaoh’s court, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who were waiting outside for them. (Exodus 5:20) Read: Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21 Relate: Please bear with me while I imagine this confrontation… Foreman’s complaint: I can’t even

Subversive Hope

Exodus 5:20 (Subversive Hope)

As they left Pharaoh’s court, they confronted Moses and Aaron, who were waiting outside for them. (Exodus 5:20) Read: Exodus 4:1-5:21, Matthew 18:1-20, Psalm 22:19-31, Proverbs 5:15-21 Relate: Please bear with me while I imagine this confrontation… Foreman’s complaint: I can’t even

Mustard Seed

Matthew 17:20 (From A Mustard Seed)

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be

Mustard Seed

Matthew 17:20 (From A Mustard Seed)

“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be

Ordinary Resurrections

Psalm 21:13 (Ordinary Resurrections)

Rise up, O Lord, in all your power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts. (Psalm 21:13) Read: Genesis 50:1-26, Exodus 1:1-2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6 React: Jacob dies. Joseph dies. A new Pharaoh comes to power who isn’t a

Ordinary Resurrections

Psalm 21:13 (Ordinary Resurrections)

Rise up, O Lord, in all your power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts. (Psalm 21:13) Read: Genesis 50:1-26, Exodus 1:1-2:10, Matthew 16:13-17:9, Psalm 21:1-13, Proverbs 5:1-6 React: Jacob dies. Joseph dies. A new Pharaoh comes to power who isn’t a

tin man

Proverbs 4:23 (Tin Man)

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23) Read: Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12, Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27 Relate: The tin man in the story The Wizard of Oz didn’t start out as a tin man. Before

tin man

Proverbs 4:23 (Tin Man)

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23) Read: Genesis 48:1-49:33, Matthew 15:29-16:12, Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 4:20-27 Relate: The tin man in the story The Wizard of Oz didn’t start out as a tin man. Before