In this week’s message by Luke Tanner we listen along as we read through Luke Chapters 2-3. Shalom!
Rituals and Heresies
II Kings 17:33 —They feared the Lord, and served their own gods, after the manner [rituals] of the nations whom they carried away from thence.
II Peter 2:1 —But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
First, Rituals: Continue reading “Rituals and Heresies”
Gehazi is any interesting figure to me. He had the incredible privilege of serving under the great prophet Elisha. Can you imagine what that must have been like? I mean, wake up every morning knowing that you’ll be hanging out with Elisha. It doesn’t get much better than that.
I sometimes try to imagine what it would have been like if I had been able to hang around a great man of God like this. Continue reading ““Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God” II Kings 5:20”
“And there was great indignation against Israel” II Kings 3:27
Israel always seems to get slammed. In this instance it was because, under the direction of Elisha, they crushed the Moabites. They did what they were supposed to do in obedience to God.
But, I am somewhat ambivalent about modern day Israel. Please don’t misunderstand me. I love “Israel” — although, I’m not sure what that really means. This is such a complicated topic of discussion. For sure, I love the “Israel of God.” Galatians 6:16 — “And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.” Continue reading ““And there was great indignation against Israel” II Kings 3:27”