“Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there…Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene […]Read More Second Genesis
Why does Jesus do this thing that he does, bringing back the dead?? Why did he go to the house of Jairus and bring his daughter back from the dead? Because that’s the work of the Father. What does the Father do? He gives life to the dead! Because the great problem facing humanity […]Read More Practice Resurrection
So, we’ve been looking at the parable of the Prodigal Son for the past few messages. I have a question to ask, not just about this parable but Jesus ministry in general. That question is this – What is Jesus doing? What’s he doing in his table practice, excessive hospitality, his parables, his […]Read More Come to the Party. Please.
The parable of the Prodigal Son. The greatest, most famous parable Jesus ever told. It’s the gospel within the gospel. This is going to take a while, so I will probably be in the story for at least a week. At least it’s a story we all seem to like, amen! This story still […]Read More Indiscriminate and Irresponsible
Back into Luke today. After his baptism and testing in the wilderness, Jesus returns to Galilee. He begins to preach throughout Galilee, especially around Capernaum. After a few weeks, he finally returns to his hometown of Nazareth. On the sabbath day he stands in the synagogue to read. And he came to Nazareth, where […]Read More A Prophet in His Hometown
“Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”” We come this morning […]Read More Into the Waters
Strolling through Gospel of Luke during this season of advent as we wait for the coming of Messiah, the Christ. I want to meet Jesus, and I mean really meet Jesus, beginning right now in this season of advent. I want to be reintroduced to this story that saves the world, I want […]Read More Who???
“Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an […]Read More The Waiting
The first week of advent on the church calendar, so Happy New Year to all my brothers and sisters in Christ! Not exactly an advent message today, but maybe a little talk of mountain climbing… “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. It shall come to pass in […]Read More Mountain Climbing
When I first started writing and sharing my thoughts and discoveries in my own faith journey, my search for spiritual progress, I was in full recovery mode. Recovery from my own addictions, recovery from the consequences of my own sin. Most of my writing and thought was focused on recovery and hope found in the […]Read More Chasing Waterfalls