September 16, 2019

Philemon A Template for conflict resolution

GRACE HOUR MESSAGE FOR SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2014 Last week we opened reflections on Philemon as we continue to enjoy the five one chapter books of the Bible.  We celebrated love as identified by Paul in the life of Philemon and grappled with the challenge to adopt Paul’s self understanding as a Prisoner of Christ. […]

The surrendered Life Philemon Part 1

Having completed our meditations on Obadiah we move the series along by turning our attention to the next book the Bible containing one chapter, the book of Philemon. In this book we encounter Paul as a master communicator and influencer.  He presents us with a sort of template for dealing with conflicts and we are […]

The Great Reversal in Obadiah

This week the people of Jamaica will hopefully pause long enough to celebrate the pain of struggle, the inner fire of justice and the exhilaration of liberation which the freedom fighters experienced.  National heroes day invites us to reflect on the stain of human evil and the ways in which an essential part of what […]

warning against predatory evil

The charges brought against the Edomites by Obadiah form our reflection today, these are at verses 11 – 14: 13You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor gloat over them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day […]

Obadiah: The grim side of evil

One of the features of the Bible is that it does not spare us the ugly side of humanity, the grim side of evil. Having exposed us to the folly of pride in the Edomites, Obadiah goes on to paint a picture of the darker side of the human heart. This is revealed when he […]