What do we have in common with Manoah and his bride? Here it is. We desperately need the comfort, cure, and counsel of the Lord. He is closer to us than we ever dare imagine, and he plans on leading us in worship and using us mysteriously and mightily in accordance with his kingdom purposes. … More Their Angel is Our Angel
Church repentance, leading to revitalization, is to be the perpetual posture and practice of Christ’s church. Therefore, as wise and humble churches mature in their understanding of God’s good Law, their not-so-good performance, and Christ’s uber-good Gospel, they will find themsleves engaged in joyful repentance more today than ever before. Consider what we learn from … More Informed Churches — Repenting More Today than Yesterday
The eleventh chapter of Judges contains a strange and somewhat outrageous story. Jephthah makes a vow; if the Lord will grant him victory in war, he will offer as a burnt offering the first thing which greets him when he arrives back home. It is not clear what or who Jephthah expects to come bouncing out of his house … More A Female Version of Jesus?