Luke

Deuteronomy 8 and The Rich Fool

This morning we are in Deuteronomy 7 and 8.  Again, the people are poised on the edge of entering the Promised Land after wandering for forty years in the wilderness.  This is the farewell speech that lasts for 34 chapters. At the end there is nothing left unsaid that was meant to be said.  There is nothing left undone. As Paul said to the believers in Ephesus, “For I have not hesitated to proclai ...[Read More]

The Prodigal Sons

While the text this morning is from Genesis 33 where Jacob meets Esau, I started thinking about the similarities between this story and one in the New Testament. This is the only positive story about Esau and the Edomites in all of the Old Testament. If anything, it is a picture of forgiveness and grace. Instead of meeting Jacob with 400 men armed and ready to get even after what Jacob had done to ...[Read More]