An Amazing Partnership with God (1 Kings 17:8-24)

By Rev. Dr. James Forbes.God’s call of Elijah was an invitation to a beautiful divine/human partnership of faithfulness and faithful service. It was based on a three-point contract: HO-GO-LO.“HO” indicates that God had to get his attention. It was important for Elijah to know who was calling him, to whom he was accountable, under whose guidance he was to serve and upon whom he could depend for direction, protection, and provisions.“GO” speaks of the assignment God intended him to … [Read more...]

The Downfall of Giving Into Fear: Mark 6:14-29

By Rev. James M. ChildsJohn the Baptist was convicted, convinced of his ordination to prepare the way of the Messiah with a call to repentance. Herod Antipas was conflicted, assailed by contradictory impulses within himself and vulnerable to pressures outside himself.Watch the Video: ON Scripture: Death of John the BaptistBarbara K. Lundblad, Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary, discusses the Biblical text Mark 6:14-29, featured in the ON Scripture: The … [Read more...]