All of us love a good hero story. We like the idea of a strong person who is able to prevail against all odds. For ancient peoples, the individuals they looked to most were their kings. Ezekiel 19 is a
Northwest Baptist Church is a church that we started many years ago in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. This year, through the donations of many generous partners, the church was able to purchase and begin renovations on their own building. Major progress
Ever since the first sin was committed, men and women have looked for someone to blame. Jail and prisons are filled up with people who are basically “innocent”. All of us who sin find reasons to justify what we do.
There are many great and mighty kings and rulers throughout the world and throughout history, but there is only one King of kings and Lord of lords. In Ezekiel 17, we read a riddle/parable about two kings described as eagles.
Ezekiel 16 is a very graphic and dramatic description of: God’s incredible grace to Jerusalem. God’s great blessing on Jerusalem. Jerusalem’s insane obsession with spiritual unfaithfulness. Jerusalem’s downward spiral of sin that led them to depths other heathen nations never
Every person has unique intrinsic value because God made them in His image. As God’s image-bearers we are to reflect the glory and goodness of God in this world. Yet, sin came into the world and corrupts our lives. Left
Many of Ezekiel’s prophecies pertain to the idolatry back in Jerusalem, but there was another idolatry, not so obvious, right there in Babylon. When some of the leaders of the people came to Ezekiel to inquire of the Lord, the
Cracks in a wall usually mean there is something wrong with the foundation, not the wall. To put plaster over the crack does not fix the foundational issue. In Ezekiel 13, God describes the lies of the false prophets as
For eleven chapters, Ezekiel has been warning the people of Jerusalem about the next level of judgment on them. At God’s direction, he has explained why and illustrated how it will all happen. Despite all these signs, prophecies, and visions,
In the final part of Ezekiel’s vision (Eze 11), he is shown the sin of the corrupt judges of the city (v.1-2). Though they inwardly are afraid (v.8), they pridefully say that they are as safe as meat in a