Resurrection: flash-forward (Part Three)

In our Easter-week series, we look at a rather unusual and often overlooked Good Friday event: three “flash-forwards” that point to what would happen on Easter Sunday. It’s best to begin from part one, on Monday. The second flash-forward we see in the account of Jesus’ death is a mini-resurrection. One that points forward to… Continue reading Resurrection: flash-forward (Part Three)

Resurrection: flash-forward (Part Two)

In our Easter-week series, we look at a rather unusual and often overlooked Good Friday event: three “flash-forwards” that point to what would happen on Easter Sunday. It’s best to begin from part one, yesterday. The first little flash-forward we’re given is the torn temple-curtain. Pointing us to the fact that Jesus’ resurrection will bring us… Continue reading Resurrection: flash-forward (Part Two)

Resurrection: flash-forward (Part One)

In our Easter-week series, we look at a rather unusual and often overlooked Good Friday event. One of my favourite TV shows is NCIS. If you haven’t seen it before, that stands for ‘Naval Criminal Investigation… Somethingorother.’ Clearly that’s not important for enjoying the show. But the reason I mention it this Easter week is one… Continue reading Resurrection: flash-forward (Part One)

Hosea 14

We’ve made it to the final chapter of Hosea. So let’s recap the big picture of what we’ve seen so far: Israel (the northern kingdom) has been persistently rebellious against God – chasing after other gods (to provide food) and other nations (to provide security), rather than trusting God. You know, the one who led them… Continue reading Hosea 14

Hosea 13

We’re nearly finished our series through Hosea. (And this is the last of the gloom-and-doom negative chapters; tomorrow’s is much brighter!) And this chapter, in big picture terms, is more of the same. So we won’t spend a long time on each verse. I’ll just provide a few notes to give us an idea of the… Continue reading Hosea 13