Category Archives: Mountaintops

April 6 – Mountaintops – High Mountain of Revelation

Read Revelation 21:1-22:21 I love going to the mountains!  I love the view of the mountains and the view from the mountains.  The view of the mountains is always majestic as they tower above my valley vantage point.  And the view from the mountains is … Continue reading

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April 5 – Mountaintops – Mount Calvary

Read John 19:1-42 If you go in search of “Mount Calvary,” you may find it difficult!  To find it in the Bible is no simple task.  Actually, it only appears once in the Bible…and then only in the King James Version (Luke … Continue reading

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April 4 – Mountaintops – Mount of Olives Part 2

Read Matthew 24:1-25:46 Along with the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and the Upper Room Discourse (John 14-16), the passage you read today is one of the longest “sermons” or “instructions” that Jesus gave.  Spoken to His disciples while on … Continue reading

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April 3 – Mountaintops – Mount of Olives Part 1

Read Luke 19:28-44 Joyful praise and mournful weeping…What a contrast of emotions.  But both ends of the emotional spectrum were represented on the Mount of Olives on that day. The joyful celebration was a fulfillment of prophecies made centuries before.  Zechariah had … Continue reading

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April 2 – Mountaintops – Mount of Transfiguration

Read Matthew 17:1-9 Peter, James and John witnessed their Master transformed before their eyes. Jesus was standing radiantly with two Old Testament heroes, Abraham and Elijah. Peter, feeling the need to say something as usual, offers some classic Jewish hospitality to the glorious guests. It’s clear … Continue reading

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April 1 – Mountaintops – Mount Gerazim

Read John 4:1-45 Mount Gerazim had significance in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.  Perhaps you remember from less than a week ago; Mount Gerazim was the location on which half of the tribes of Israel were to assemble.  … Continue reading

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March 31 – Mountaintops – Mount of Beatitudes (Sermon on the Mount)

Read Matthew 5:17-48 It’s so easy to view Jesus as the abolisher or fixer of the Law. In the famous “Sermon on the Mount,” Jesus declares that that is far from the truth. The Law of God is perfect because the God of … Continue reading

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March 30 – Mountaintops – Mount Carmel

Read 1 Kings 18:16-40 Needless to say, this is how I’ve pictured Mount Carmel since my Sunday school days. Unfortunately, the real Mount Carmel is a regular mountain made out of rock, but what took place on it was one of the sweetest victories … Continue reading

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March 29 – Mountaintops – Mount Zion

Read Psalm 48:1-14 It’s wedding season. You may be going to or are a part of planning one this summer if you haven’t already! On top of that, at Grace Church this week, we’ve been talking about the brutally honest Parable … Continue reading

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March 28 – Mountaintops – Mount Gilboa

Read 1 Samuel 31:1-13 and 2 Samuel 1:1-27 David is widely known for his songs of worship and thanksgiving to the Lord.  The Psalms are filled with such expressions.  Similarly, several Psalms reflect pleading anguish written in desperation as Saul pursued David seeking … Continue reading

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