The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel, Part 2)

I recently heard a preacher say that one of the older members of his congregation told him that before his arrival, she had never heard a single sermon on any of the Old Testament prophets. And she had been a member of that church for over 40 years!             Perhaps that shouldn’t be surprising, though. …

A New Covenant (Jeremiah)

This morning, in our study through the Bible, we come to the book of Jeremiah.  I told Scott last Sunday that I wasn’t sure yet what my specific topic would be, but that it would probably be pretty sad, because there’s not much joy in the book of Jeremiah.  He’s not called the “weeping prophet”…

A Call to Wisdom (Proverbs)

            One of the things that I enjoy doing is discovering the origin of words, finding out where our English words came from.  One of the words that I think has a most interesting origin is the word “sophomore”.  Becoming a sophomore in high school or college is a big step because it means you’re…

Lament and Praise (Psalms)

            There’s something about singing that is profound and powerful.  Social scientists tell us that music does something to human beings physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  We are creatures that need to and love to be around music and participate in it at some level.             Music has a powerful effect on the human soul.  In…