Seeing Jesus in Jonah (Jonah, Part 8)

Seeing Jesus in Jonah (Jonah, Part 8)

All of Scripture points to Jesus. The deepest longings of our hearts and every promise of God find their fulfillment in Christ. …when we read the Bible with eyes to find Him, we will see Him from beginning to end. Every flawed would-be hero points to the perfect...
The Scaffold and Calvary

The Scaffold and Calvary

Ann Voskamp, in an Instagram post from December 2021, called the scaffold in The Scarlet Letter “the Puritans’ own rendition of Calvary.” I roll those words around in my mind. What do they mean? What do they mean to me? 1. The scaffold and Calvary...
The Bridge Operator

The Bridge Operator

“… John Griffith was in his early twenties. He was newly married and full of optimism. Along with his lovely wife, he had been blessed with a beautiful baby. He was living the American dream. But then came 1929—the Great Stock Market Crash—the shattering...
Interrupted (Jonah, Part 7)

Interrupted (Jonah, Part 7)

… The mariners come to fear the Lord not only because He rescues them from the storm, but because He sends the storm in the first place. God graciously interrupts the rhythm of their lives with hardship so that they might clearly see their need for Him. Joanna...
Stereotypes (Jonah, Part 6)

Stereotypes (Jonah, Part 6)

The story of Jonah has a lot of stereotypical characters acting in non-stereotypical ways … Jonah by Blue Ridge Community Church, 14:35-14:40 We have the prophet, the holy man of God, the messenger called to bring the word of the Lord to other people. We have the...