This blog post is a response to the tragic death of a 13-year old boy in our community and the many families that are suffering shock and grief.
How do we deal with the violence of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:20-39. He puts God to the test. Then, when he wins, he slaughters 450 of his enemies. Does Elijah represent the same God that Jesus calls Abba?
How do you define success? The gods of our age lure us to wealth, achievement, and power. Are these the rhythms of the Kingdom of God to which Jesus invites us to walk? This sermon looks at the calling of David and reminds us the the Lord does not look on the outward appearance, like mortals do. The Lord looks on the heart.
Rolf Jacobson joins us on the Visual Preacher podcast. Rolf is a Lutheran pastor, a professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and a key player in WorkingPreacher.org. This interview takes you behind the scenes at Working Preacher, explores Martin Luther’s use of the artist Cranach in the Reformation, the use of body language in preaching, and lots of other goodies.