This morning I’d like to focus on and then fuse the message from the Gospel with the wisdom from Paul’s letter to the Galatians. The hope is to gain a bit of insight into how we were made to live naturally in the kingdom of God. The key word to follow today is freedom. Read more
WEEKLY WORD FOR JUNE 24, 2013 -Are We Tribal?, a meditation by the Rev. Doyt Conn –Did You Know? –A Tribute to Dallas Willard, by Larissa Heatley -Friday Night in July! -Sunday Lectionary Corner -Request from the Flower Ministry -Weekly … Read more
Elijah has really been through the ringer when today’s reading from I Kings begins.
To bring us up to date:
“He is headed into the wilderness because the evil Queen Jezebel had a contract out on his life and he was scared to death of her. He had good reason to be. He had just staged a contest on Mount Carmel between himself –one lonely prophet of Yahweh – and 450 of the prophets of Baal, whom Jezebel worshipped. The contest was to see whose god was really God, and Elijah won.
While Baal was nowhere to be found, Yahweh sent a blast of fire from heaven that no one present could deny, and Elijah marked the victory by killing every last one of the losers.
When Jezebel heard it she sent a message to Elijah, letting him know that he was about to be the next loser, and he knew her well enough to start running right then. Read more