All but one of this week’s Psalms specifically say they were written by David. And, in this week of Psalms we will see a wide range of thoughts and feelings. David wants his enemies to get what’s coming to them but he also encourages all faithful people to praise God regularly. David pleas for God … Continue reading The Highs and Lows of David
The Bible is not easy, but it's worth it. There are some difficult stories and we know difficult conversations may arise from the topics found in Scripture. Here are a couple of things to help guide your conversations: The Bible is bigger than each individual story. It all works together to make one big story … Continue reading
This week is all about sin and consequences. Fun, eh? Nobody likes to talk about sin...well, we like to talk about the sins of others and make sure everyone knows how terrible "they" are, but we definitely don't like to talk about our own. Sure, it's easy to say a generic, "I'm a sinner", but … Continue reading A Week of Sin and Consequences
If you keep one routine going for the summer let it be reading your Bible as a family. Here is our reading for this week. June 3: Mark 9:42-50 Today’s Takeaways: Sin is very serious. We should do everything we possibly can do to make it harder for ourselves to sin. Today’s Talking Topic: Why … Continue reading Camels, Kingdom and Crowds
Denisa and I had a lively discussion in my office recently over whether or not Judas had a choice in the matter or whether he was just destined to it – forced, in a way. Ultimately we decided he very much had a choice. He had choice after choice right up until he kissed Jesus … Continue reading What choice do we have?
Today is Ash Wednesday. It is, without fail, our most highly attended midweek event (sorry for the crass term) each year. It is a dark, somber service where Andrew repeatedly tells us we’re sinners who are going to die. But every year, more and more people show up. I wonder why. On staff, we’ve talked … Continue reading Ash Wednesday – Repent and Believe.