Mountain God 6: Facing Idols (1 Kings 18)

"Mountain God" is a series of reflections I shared on a youth adventure trip climbing in the Rocky Mountains in 2009.  "It's not I who has caused trouble in Israel," said Elijah, "but you and your government—you've dumped God's ways and commands and run off after the local gods, the Baals. Here's what I want … Continue reading Mountain God 6: Facing Idols (1 Kings 18)

Mountain God 5: God’s Quiet Whisper (1 Kings 19)

"Then Elijah was told, "Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by." A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn't to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn't in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn't in the … Continue reading Mountain God 5: God’s Quiet Whisper (1 Kings 19)

Mountain God 4: Faith & Obedience (Genesis 22)

I'm reposting this series from 2009 when I was a youth pastor leading a trip to Colorado. Enjoy! -JB After all this, God tested Abraham. God said, "Abraham!" "Yes?" answered Abraham. "I'm listening." 2 He said, "Take your dear son Isaac whom you love and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering … Continue reading Mountain God 4: Faith & Obedience (Genesis 22)

Mountain God 2: A Holy People (Exodus 19)

"Mountain God" is a series of reflections I shared on a youth adventure trip climbing in the Rocky Mountains in 2009 with a group of teenagers. Enjoy! Three months after leaving Egypt the Israelites entered the Wilderness of Sinai. They followed the route from Rephidim, arrived at the Wilderness of Sinai, and set up camp. … Continue reading Mountain God 2: A Holy People (Exodus 19)