April 24, 2019

Why did we take this journey to the cross? 

For me it was for the honesty that the cross demands.  Have you noticed how no one lied from the cross?  Whatever was in the deepest part of their souls came out, curse or cry.

On this journey to the cross, I’ve been to th...

April 21, 2019

Each person who investigated the tomb on that Easter day found the unexpected.

Think about the soldiers who drew the short end of some lottery for all night duty.  They were guarding a tomb to keep people from getting inside.  They never expected they needed to guard th...

April 20, 2019

Darkness is our enemy when it comes out of order and unexpected.  A power outage that wipes out electricity and our quick access to light makes us feel helpless and vulnerable.  We arm ourselves with flashlights and candles and wait for the light to come back on.

T...

April 19, 2019

We prefer our saviors to look like one.  Eugene Peterson paraphrased the first verse of Isaiah’s great prophecy:  Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this! (Isaiah 53:1, Message)

This is where the news commentator must make the disclaimer, the...

April 18, 2019

As Jesus and his disciples celebrate Passover, and nothing about the table was out of the ordinary.  The disciples recognized the very symbolic meal that reviewed God’s rescue mission when the Jews were slaves of Egypt.  Scripture says that “[Jesus] took his place at t...

April 17, 2019

What does empty mean in a culture that loves full?

We are about to take the last part of our journey.  Everything we review in the next days moves us to the cross and the humbling truth that Jesus made this journey for us.  But please don’t view it in the impersonal plu...

April 13, 2019

Are we Palm Sunday People?

    For real. 

    Not just on Sunday?   

    On Monday, too?                     

        

Scripture to guide your way to the cross . . 

Satur...

April 10, 2019

Why do we sugar-coat sin?  Are we so insecure that we have exchanged rationalization for confession?

David thought he could hide an ugly affair under a cloak of military courage and sacrifice.  He thought if no one knew better, he could be the hero and rescue Bathsheba...

April 4, 2019

When God wants to do something new, stand back and watch a Master at work. He pairs unlimited resources with perfect timing to form something new that we could not produce by goals or dreams or hard work. If you can think it; it's not new!

The bold announcement God...

April 2, 2019

"When someone asks, "What's new?" we immediately think of something we bought or changed. However, really new is beyond what we can buy or change.

We see old too quickly:  the wrinkles in our face, the house that needs painting, the job that has soured, the future that...

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