Month: May 2016

Micah 6:6-16

You may be old enough to remember the song “We May Never Pass This Way Again” by Seals and Crofts. While it was not about Sunday School or the Bible it’s an accurate description of what I am thinking as I teach this passage. The last time I taught Micah was 22 years ago – so do the math. While some of the fundamental values of the Christian life are in this text we rarely g ...[Read More]

Micah 2

“Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them. They defraud people of their homes, they rob them of their inheritance. Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, l ...[Read More]

Micah 1

1. History: The kingdom had split between Jeroboam and Rehoboam after the death of Solomon. Ten tribes went to Jeroboam – now known as Israel or Samaria. He was the leader of the party of the people. In Solomon’s final years he used forced labor to build his magnificent monuments and the people resented him. As well, he had strayed from the faith and married women who led him into the ...[Read More]

The Woman at the Well

This morning we are going to look at one of the long conversations we find in the book of John. There is the conversation with Nicodemus in chapter 3, the man born blind in chapter 9, the final conversation on the shore with Peter in chapter 21. Then there is this one: the woman at the well in chapter 4. All of them are unique but all of them are filled with questions from Jesus and from those wit ...[Read More]