Peter’s call to action is a call to renew our Hope and the pursuit of Holiness, both of which will be brought to perfection on the day of Christ’s return.
The Covid-19 crisis is a reminder of how the world lives in the fear of death and in the grip of uncertainty. We who do not fear death or panic in the face of uncertainty must be prepared to display our certain hope wherever and whenever it is needed.
Isaiah 50 is one of four Servant Songs that proclaim the coming Messiah, the Christ, and announce ahead of time his sufferings and death.
Psalm 32 is a call to repentance. God can reveal idols in our hearts but they won’t be removed unless we repent. The fruit of that repentance is a renewed life of prayer, obedience and worship.
Peter blesses God for the hope of an eternal inheritance and also for his testing and proving of our faith in the midst of trials which is for our good, turning us toward him and resulting in joy.
At a time of uncertainty, we need to listen to the voice of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who tends, defends, and feeds his flock.
We approach this often misunderstood event in the Christmas story by looking at three topics related to the Wisemen's journey: their decision to go; a dangerous detour; and a different way home.
There are twelve days to Christmas, starting with December 25th and continuing to January 6th. Therefore, at the end of every year and also at the beginning of the next one, our eyes are fixed on Christ, God's son whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.
The true meaning of Christmas is found in Scripture, and there in the book of Isaiah it tells us that this Son that is given to us comes to us amidst the darkness and distress in which the world lives.
Christ's resurrection at Easter is the pivot upon which everything in the Christian faiths turns. We either reject the resurrection of Christ and remain blind to the truth or we believe and trust in Christ and are released from the power of sin and death.
Good Friday is a solemn day because it is the day when we look on Jesus as the crucified king, a day of punishment and suffering for our sins.