Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ. Romans 10:17 NET Raise your hand if you grew up in a faith community that often repeated this. If we need more faith, they said, then… Continue Reading “Faith Comes by Hearing”
When life is on the line, people can get desperate. Think about being alive when God had a covenant with only one group — the Israelites. Think about growing up on stories of God protecting Israelites and strengthening the Israelites to defeat every enemy.… Continue Reading “Dirty Work with Desperate Intentions”
25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever… Continue Reading “Is it Worth It?”
Let’s look at John 7 through the lenses of labor…as in working, not works. The big picture here is that Jesus performed a miracle on the sabbath. I’m Not Going, but I’m Going (vv. 1-13) John 7 opens with the approaching Feast of Tabernacles… Continue Reading “Every Whit Whole”
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Colossians 3:23, ESV). I’m currently living and working in a culture where work strongly identifies a person. Even a housewife is a meaningful (and most noble!) work title. Western Christianity has… Continue Reading “Sincerity of Heart”
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