The Ladder of Greatness

October 17, 2021
Jesus changes the definition of greatness. Greatness isn’t about climbing the ladder of superiority, it’s about descending the ladder of humility. Jesus came not to rule and reign but to…

Good Teacher

October 10, 2021
This is a story with a sad ending. Someone is invited to follow Jesus, and the invitee refuses. And yet we must note that the episode doesn’t end with the…

Jesus Christ is Lord

September 29, 2021
The lesson from Hebrews opens with a contrast between the partial revelations of God in the past with the fullness of revelation in Christ. It’s not so much that what…

Dumpster Diving

September 26, 2021
The Christian Church rarely talks about hell, but here is one of the places where Jesus mentions it. His purpose was not judging people to go to heaven or hell.…

The Paths We Travel

September 12, 2021
Jesus in telling the disciples who he is also shows them the path that he will have to travel.  What he tells them doesn’t line up with expectations for what…

Outsiders

September 5, 2021
Both people in today’s story were outsiders. All of us are outsiders. None of us have any right or any standing before God. Like the Syrophoenician woman and the deaf…

The Unseen Enemy

August 22, 2021
It's important for us to recognize and understand the subtleties of satan's maneuvering in our lives and how to put on the armor that is Christ. Satan works through deception,…

Projecting God

August 15, 2021
We all harbor certain images of God in our hearts and minds.  We will look at some of those images today and ultimately declare that the best "projection" in this…