This week we get a picture painted in four different shades of divine deliverance.
Luke 13:10-17 A loosing that confronts us with our desire to guard sacred space and time. And a story that reminds us that praise must always be grounded in experience.
Jeremiah 1:4-10 Jeremiah is set aside from the time he was born. Maybe we aren’t! As prophet of God Jeremiah is the embodiment of God on earth.
Psalm 71:1-6 What it means for God to be righteous: God as faithful deliverer of God’s people. This is why God is praised.
Hebrews 12:18-29 Heaven and earth come together in our worship. This assures of us our great deliverance, but it also stands as a warning.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also serving as pastoral director for the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.