On the Isaiah 50:4 Blues Facebook page, I've invited you gracious readers and hearers to follow along and walk with me behind the scenes of a sermon throughout this week. Not that I have hundreds of people following the page. Hardly so. But here's three reasons why I've offered to do this goofy thing. First, the … Continue reading Hanging on His Words: The Journey
"And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will … Continue reading Vacation! All I Ever Want Is…
Old school Lutheran pastors were taught to prepare their sermons by first translating the texts for themselves. I'm not even 50 yet, and already I find myself among the last living generation of those taught by such old school means. We barely had VCRs when I was in seminary. Blockbuster movie rental (the kind you … Continue reading Spiritual Meals-Ready-to-Eat
(A review of 2/5/17 Sunday School Lesson text on Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-10) Memes are meant to stick in our minds. Little snapshot slogans on social media tend to stay with us, sometimes longer than they should. Some are religious, others political, humorous or sweet. Juxtaposed images and text can leave an impression, for better … Continue reading Eat The Rich?!?
Review of Lessons For Sunday 22 January 2017 For Sunday School teachers, Lesson on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and 2 Samuel 5:1-10 How often have we confessed: "I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord..."? The whole Bible is about Jesus. Jesus says in John 5:39, "You search the Scriptures because you think that … Continue reading What is a Christ, Anyway?