Mirror, mirror . . . who is the Most High?

The evil queen in Snow White was shocked by the mirror’s answer to her question, “who’s the fairest of them all?” Tyrannical deception had blinded her to any possibility of a rival beauty. God’s name, “Most High (‘Elyon),” has a similar story, which begins with a...

The Name of the Lord

What a beautiful picture Moses paints at the beginning of his parting speech. I’m sure we would all like our words to settle on people gently and reach as broadly as a rain shower. But pay attention to the subject of Moses’ proclamation—the name of the Lord. Give ear,...

The Book of Remembrance – A Book of Names

Dramatic results are exciting. The disciples were thrilled when they saw demons respond to their God-given authority and Jesus acknowledged the power of the kingdom. However, Jesus pointed to something more important: “Rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven”...

A Harvest Fit for a King

Jesus spoke at least twice about the harvest but He never explicitly defined it. In Luke chapter ten He said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (v. 2).1 Then He sent...

Jesus Christ our Lord – Still a Subversive Name?

Mr Mussel was probably a completely harmless and respectable man, but the minds of me and my school friends made him frightening. We told each other to run whenever we saw him riding toward us on his squeaky bicycle. None of us dared whisper his nickname when he was...

The Real King Jesus

King Jesus probably felt like a square peg being forced through a round hole one spring day in Galilee. He had just fed five thousand people who turned out to be hungry for more than bread and fish. They longed for a messiah. The Jewish messiah was expected to fulfill...