Unfouling the Well

BFB220507 Deep Well - Abu Minqar
Outlet of deep well in Abu Minqar, Farafra, Western Desert, Egypt. Photo by Alvar Closas, via Flickr..

Our Messiah promises that those who trust Him will receive in their hearts wells of living water springing up to eternal life. He keeps His promise, of course, but then we have the responsibility of keeping the well clean so that what springs up from our hearts carries life to those around us. That’s one way to understand what God means when He says we are to be holy as He is holy.

Leviticus 19:1-20:27, 24:22; Amos 9:7-15; Exodus 19:5-6; Matthew 12:33-37; John 4:7-14; Acts 15:1-32; Titus 2:11-14; James 3:1-18; 1 Peter 1:13-17

Click here to listen to the podcast: Unfouling the Well

Click here to download the transcript: Unfouling the Well.pdf

Music: “Share the Well,” Caedmon’s Call, Share the Well, Essential Records 2004. See the official video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/Do9iwp8Lat8.

The Pain and Joy of the Fragments

BFB220423 Poussin - The Crossing of the Red Sea
The Crossing of the Red Sea, Nicolas Poussin, 1632-1634, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Being in the world and not of it is an easy game to play as long as the world system allows us to mimic the Kingdom of Heaven. The façade inevitably wears away, though, and we have to make a choice. That’s when those who opt to run after the Kingdom of Heaven become the outcasts of society, while the rest continue to run after whatever new normal brings a new illusion of peace and safety. Everyone experiences pain in this process, but some will have joy in the end.

Exodus 13:1-15:26, 22:24-23:19; 34:1-26; Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17; Leviticus 19:9-10; Isaiah 10:20-12:6; Matthew 7:13-14, 21-23; John 6:1-14; Revelation 21:1-4

Click here to listen to the podcast: The Pain and Joy of the Fragments

Click here to download the transcript: The Pain and Joy of the Fragments.pdf

Music: “It Is Well / I Exalt Thee,” Celtic Worship, Morningtide, Integrity Music 2021. See the official video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/jqKO-oScDBI. Celtic Worship’s music is available at https://celticworship.co.uk/

When I’m 84

BFB201101 Portrait of An Elderly Couple - Pennycook
Alexandra Pennycook, Portrait of An Elderly Couple, used by permission of the artist (http://www.pennycook.com/)

Somewhere in our journey of life, we will encounter others who are growing old. How should we treat them? This is important seeing that eventually others will be asking the same question about us.

Exodus 20:12; Leviticus 19:32; Proverbs 23:33; Ecclesiastes 12:1-8; John 21:18-19

Click here to listen to the podcast: When I’m 84

Click here to download the transcript: When I’m 84.pdf

Music: “When I’m Sixty-Four,” by Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon, performed by The Hit Co., Love Songs: A Tribute to the Beatles, Planet Music, 2006.

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