DIRECTION OF CHANGE

DIRECTION OF CHANGE

DIRECTION OF CHANGE “You make me want to be a better man.” — Melvin in As Good as it Gets 1 Samuel 16:1-13Isaiah 29:13-14Matthew 23:1-39 Do I eat because I am hungry, or do I eat because the clock flips to twelve o’clock?  Am I motivated because of the internal or...
OLD COVENANT/NEW COVENANT

OLD COVENANT/NEW COVENANT

OLD COVENANT/NEW COVENANT “May all your expectations be frustrated. May all your plans be thwarted. May all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God the Father,...
WHAT IS A COVENANT?

WHAT IS A COVENANT?

WHAT IS A COVENANT? “Faith would be that God is self-limited utterly by his creation — a contraction of the scope of his will; that he bound himself to time and its hazards and haps as a man would lash himself to a tree for love.” — Annie Dillard 1 Thessalonians...
ENTAILMENTS OF A COVENANT

ENTAILMENTS OF A COVENANT

“Tell him I’ll trade him! Me for her! Tell him!!” — “Last of the Mohicans”, Hawkeye begging Cora’s captors to take and kill him instead. John 15:10-17Mark 14:12-26Jeremiah 31:27-34 I sat in a wooden pew. Candles lit the altar and illuminated the...
HISTORY OF A COVENANT

HISTORY OF A COVENANT

HISTORY OF A COVENANT “A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective.” — Russell M. Nelson Ezekiel 36:22-32 (esp. 27) Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Romans 13:6-14 (esp. 8-10) Raised high, a muscled arm and calloused hand holds a knife, sharp and...