Prophetic Hope

Prophetic Hope This past Sunday, John Mark began a sermon series on Hope and Justice in the Book of Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet, and like some of his contemporaries, he called on the people of God to repent and to turn to God. Unlike many other of his contemporaries (the class of prophets who … Read more

Hope for the Weary

Simeon and Anna Simeon and Anna are not likely to be names that you immediately recognize when it comes to the story of Jesus. Their stories are only recorded in the Gospel of Luke at the beginning of Jesus’ life. Both Simeon and Anna are present when Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the Temple … Read more

What is Good?

Justice, Mercy, Humility Micah was a prophet during the early years of the Assyrian threat to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, about the years 720-700 BCE. Micah preached in the Southern Kingdom of Judah, but he foresaw the coming calamity to the Northern Kingdom, and he sought that the Southern Kingdom repent and turn back … Read more

The Hope of Humility

David Learns Humility During the past two weeks, we have witnessed protests, riots, press conferences, statements, tweets, and so much more. We have watched the news unfold with footage that saddens us, angers us, and confuses us, and most of the time, we are left wondering what is left to do? What can be done … Read more

The Spirit Brings Hope

The Spirit Brings Hope Yesterday, the church all over the world celebrated Pentecost Sunday. It is the day on which the Spirit falls upon the disciples (described in Acts 2), and the great missionary activity of the church is born. It is a moment of great joy, as well as a little bit of confusion … Read more