Month: June 2011

Jeremiah 1

This morning we start the book of Jeremiah and will be in the book for several weeks. Since no prophet ever lived in a vacuum, let’s look first at the context of Jeremiah’s life and ministry. The tectonic plates of three empires – Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia – were moving and pushing against each other with Israel, as usual, in the middle. It was a time of instability, changes, uncertainty, shift ...[Read More]

The Widow’s Oil

The Widow’s Oil 1The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” 2Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a little oil.” 3Elisha sa ...[Read More]