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Category Archives: The Story
We’re suckers for home renovation shows. A dozen years ago, it was Trading Spaces. (Remember that show? It kinda put TLC on the map.) Then it was the Extreme Home Makeover craze. About five years ago, Sunny and I fell in love with House … Continue reading
The Power of the Empty Tomb – John 20&21 Sunday morning. The hour of darkness recedes as the first ray of sunshine breaks upon the horizon. And with the breaking of the dawn comes a new reality as the breath … Continue reading
The Greatest Command – Mark 12:28-34 Question: Do you believe Jesus knows what He’s talking about? Do you think He knows what He’s talking about when He tells His followers about the way in which they ought to live? When … Continue reading
Jesus Is __________ – Mark 8:27-38 A few years ago in Seattle, a church launched a unique marketing campaign. They rented billboards, made up bumper stickers, produced bus signs, etc. And they all contained a simple message: “Jesus Is _______________.” … Continue reading
A Father Who Runs – Luke 15:11-32 Luke 15 – Three parables or stories Jesus tells; Parables of Joy V1 – Pharisees complain that Jesus is eating with “sinners.” In the ancient world, breaking bread was a sign of full … Continue reading
Our youth ministry used the lyrics to this song recently at a worship event. The song is entitled “He Is” by Aaron Jeoffries and it articulates the activity of Christ throughout the Bible. I wanted to archive it here in … Continue reading
The Story: Tempted – Matthew 4:1-11 “Virtue is not virtue if it be untested and unexamined.” – Origen Immediately following his baptism, the Holy Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness. The wilderness calls to mind Israel’s desert / wilderness experience … Continue reading