August 25, 2016
I know that divorce is a painful and intricate subject, and I believe that is why Jesus, our maker and sustainer, addresses it in Matthew 19:1-12. My hope is that this message echoes Jesus’ grace and truth.
August 16, 2016
Chaotic. That’s what John 12 feels like to me. The crowd is trying to make Jesus into something that He already is, but through means that are contrary to Him… and into the middle of all of this the shadow of the cross extends. John 12 gives us a glimpse into what Jesus teaches about His cross.
August 10, 2016
While we often want to see ourselves in the parables of Jesus, we don’t want to see ourselves here, at least, not in this part. The elder son in Luke 15 is just as lost as his brother once was, and what is keeping him apart from his father is his own self-righteousness.
July 28, 2016
You probably wouldn’t think of worry, or fear, or anxiety, as sin- at least not like the “really big” sins- but it is. Not just because Jesus said not to do it (3 times in Luke 12:22ff), but also because of what worry does… Worry, which does not produce anything, will actually erode at our faith’s foundation. This message tackles worry, and what we should do instead.
June 21, 2016
Our first Biblical introduction to God is of Him speaking the world into existence, then Christ calls us to “learn from Him,” so it stands to reason that we should expect God to speak to us. The big question then is “Will we listen?” Our text is Mark 3:22-30.