Passover

Picture from: http://www.hopeofisraelministries.com/passoverpesach.htm Some time ago, one of my readers asked me to post excerpts from my booklet, Christ in the Feasts.  What follows is from the section on Passover. *** Passover Judaism’s annual cycle of feasts had its roots in Egypt’s oppression of the Israelites.  Prior to the exodus, the Hebrew people had been slaves for…

Do This in Memory of Me

Memorial Day is a time each year when Americans remember those who have died while serving their country in the military.  It is a time of reflecting on the ultimate sacrifice some have made to ensure the prosperity and safety of others.  Since Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, it results…

Pan…Jesus? (Part 2)

Image from USGS This post is continued from the previous post “Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg, for during his days the earth was divided;       his brother was named Joktan” (Gen. 10:25). So here’s my two cents about how we might see Jesus in Genesis 10:25.  Eber means, “across or…

Pan…Jesus?

How often do you think Pangaea is the topic of conversation during a child’s bedtime story?  Probably not very often.  How about Pangaea and the Bible?  Probably even less.  Yet that is exactly what I found myself discussing tonight.  While reading a book about dinosaurs to my 2 year old son, Pangaea was mentioned.  My 8…

I’m All Ears…

Photo by “Chief Trent”: http://www.flickr.com/photos/texese/104281008/ First, just a shout-out to all those who regularly visit The Voice of One.  THANK YOU!  I so appreciate the opportunity to pass on what the Lord shares with me.  Knowing that most people (myself included!) don’t have endless free-time, I know the time you spend here is a gift  🙂 Second,…

Arise, Shine

Picture by Richard Lyall: http://craftycurate.blogs.com/   An entry from my journal dated 9/1/12 Praying tonight: I was meditating on the glory of the Lord being seen in His temple.  Thinking about the state of the church—full of lukewarmness, full of failure and weakness, seemingly divided.  I wondered if we are at all, in any measure, the…

Change Clothes!

We have this affection for ourselves, for our old life.  We do not really want it to die.  We want to help it, to change it, to rehabilitate it, and we want God to share our sympathy with self.  This is as when Abram prayed that God would bless Ishmael, the fruit of his flesh…

Put to Death…

Sketch by Patrick Murphy: http://inspiredsketch.blogspot.com/ When Paul says, “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature,” he assumes that “you died,” and also, “you died with Christ” (Col. 2:20; 3:3, 5).  We cannot put to death unless we are already dead.  Paul is not giving a command with the expectation that we fulfill it. …

The Dead Know Nothing…but Christ

d “For you died” (Col. 3:3).  Ecclesiastes expounds what it means to be dead with Christ: “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward and even the memory of them is forgotten.  Their love, their hate, and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they…

Broken Roots

“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3). Not only is our life hidden with Christ, but the life spoken of here is zoe, divine life, the life Christ is.  “Your life” is not you.  The life that is ours is of another kind.  Genesis chapter one tells us…