I love the way this was put: Jesus clothed Himself with us. He put on flesh and died, then put on our flesh and lives! Mark Weever I love the way Mark put this. It’s true. Jesus was God in the flesh. He came and lived a life that every one of us lives, except […]
I’m reading William Barclay’s commentary on the letters to the Corinthians and his commentary on chapter 3 is amazing for 2019. “This identification with some party is the acceptance of slavery by those who should be kings. In fact they are masters of all things, because they belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God. […]
People outside of the church are often surprised at how long it takes to write a sermon. My pastor friends are surprised at how short of a time I spend writing a sermon. I heard a quote from Jerry Seinfeld this week that nailed it for me. It takes all of the time.
 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.  And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.  And as […]
Like a long clean drug addict, knowing full well they were not the best days, a nerves of steel encounter with a city bus leaves me nostalgic for the adrenaline-mandatory days of going to work in Dushanbe.