"I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?" John 3:12 NIV Jesus is having a conversation with a very important man named Nicodemus. Nicodemus is important because he is a highly respected religious leader in a context where religious … Continue reading Heavenly Things
Continuing my reflections on the Gospel according to John. This morning I was in chapter 2. The 10th verse says, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” This entire event is prophetic to everything … Continue reading The Best IS Now!
One of the things I like to do as a part of my daily quiet time with the Lord, is to read through the Gospels. I have no order, rhyme or reason relative to my approach in this. I just finished the Gospel according to Matthew so I decided to go to John. As I … Continue reading The Light (with a capital L)
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing,each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” (John 2:6-8) The rest … Continue reading The Party Isn’t The Point
Vulnerability doesn’t defeat greatness. Vulnerability defines greatness! Last night as our Tribe (small group) met, Ellen and I decided it was a good opportunity to discuss vulnerability an… Source: Vulnerability, a mark of Discipleship
Vulnerability doesn't defeat greatness. Vulnerability defines greatness! Last night as our Tribe (small group) met, Ellen and I decided it was a good opportunity to discuss vulnerability and why vulnerability is such a needed aspect of the life of a believer in Christian community. Vulnerability loosely defined, is exposing ones self to the possibility of … Continue reading Vulnerability, a mark of Discipleship
Over the past couple of years I have seen several articles in the blogosphere focusing on the preferences of millennials relative to church and church culture. Most of the points that are raised I find to be valid, such as: millennial's don't like politics mentioned from the pulpit; millennial's seek genuine active spirituality; millennial's … Continue reading Millennials Are No Different