“Everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled”

Today, I want to talk focus on the Bible and its principal message, because after Jesus’ resurrection, over a meal of fish, Jesus tells his disciples: “Everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:36-49). The Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms or Writings.  The Jews …

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

We’ve reached Holy Week at the end of this Lenten season in which we have been preparing for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday – the Easter or Paschal Triduum. This preparation is something that our Lord Jesus Christ did as well.  His whole purpose in coming in the flesh leads up to this Holy Week.  Indeed, God’s promises …

Raised Up

The readings for today contain some of my favorite texts from the Bible.  We have Numbers, John, and Ephesians, and these three texts provide a good example of how we go about interpreting the Bible (Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21). What we see in these texts is Jesus in the Gospel of John interpreting the event in Numbers and …

A Relational God

The book of Exodus recounts the Lord’s actions in redeeming His people.  He saves them from slavery in order to make them His people. The Lord, through Moses, frees the people from slavery in Egypt and brings them into the deserts of the Sinai peninsula, on their way to the land which He has promised to give them.  Let’s pause …