Would you want to receive a vision from God? – Ezekiel 1, Part 2

In the previous post, we began studying the book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible. In chapter 1, verse 1, Ezekiel tells us that he was among exiles by the Kebar River.  Psalm 137:1, a psalm written by exiles in Babylon says, “By the rivers in Babylon, we sat and wept, when we remembered Zion.” Continue reading “Would you want to receive a vision from God? – Ezekiel 1, Part 2”

How all Christians have a responsibility to be priests

Christians, you are all priests!  All week long we have been looking at some unusual ways Peter describes Christians’ identity and responsibility.  A holy nation, living stones, and now priests!  Yesterday we talked about how Christians can understand their identity as priests. Now let’s look at how Peter in 1 Peter 2:4-10 describes as ourContinue reading “How all Christians have a responsibility to be priests”

Why all Christians need to see that they are living stones and priests

We’ve been seeing lots of images of lava in the news in the last month or so, as volcanic activity has rocked Hawaii and Guatemala. Red hot glowing lava seems alive, as it crawls along the ground.  But it is not alive.  Lava is molten stone.  There is no stone that is alive.  Maybe somethingContinue reading “Why all Christians need to see that they are living stones and priests”

Would you go to a church named “The Church of the Holy Royal Priesthood of the Living Stones”?

I would like to propose a new church name: Church of The Holy Royal Priesthood of the Living Stones. Do you like it?  Would you go to that church? I don’t know if I would.  I’d be thinking, “Huh? Something is off there.”  I would really be suspicious of going to a church with thatContinue reading “Would you go to a church named “The Church of the Holy Royal Priesthood of the Living Stones”?”