“The Power of One,” John 1: 45-46, Matthew 13: 45-46

  James Holzhauer, current Jeopardy champion, has won 26 straight games and has earned almost $2 million, and depending on who you listen to he is ruining Jeopardy. How’s he doing this? He answers, this is going to blow your mind, he answers the questions that are worth more money first. If you’ve watched Jeopardy, … Continue reading “The Power of One,” John 1: 45-46, Matthew 13: 45-46

“Answering the Call,” Matthew 4: 18-22 and Genesis 12: 1-4

Who’s your one? SBC President J.D Greear raised this question in December: who is one person in your orbit that is far from God? One person who needs the new life that comes from knowing and accepting Jesus Christ? He followed the question up with a challenge: what are you going to do about it? … Continue reading “Answering the Call,” Matthew 4: 18-22 and Genesis 12: 1-4

Sensing the Gospel – “Sensory Overload,” Luke 19: 28-40

Note: this sermon makes several references to a chapter from “Learning to Speak God from Scratch” by Jonathan Merritt. The bulk of that chapter can be found as an article here No PR firm could put together a better event for a potential Messiah entering Jerusalem than what Jesus had that day. Presidential candidates would give … Continue reading Sensing the Gospel – “Sensory Overload,” Luke 19: 28-40

Sensing the Gospel – “Smell,” John 12: 1-3 and 2 Corinthians 2: 12-14

What a difference the passage of time makes. John lets us down here in one way, he doesn’t let us know how much time has passed from chapter 11, where Lazarus is resurrected, to this dinner party in chapter 12. I’m going to assume only a few days or a week or two at the … Continue reading Sensing the Gospel – “Smell,” John 12: 1-3 and 2 Corinthians 2: 12-14

Sensing the Gospel: “Hearing,” John 5: 25-29, Romans 10: 10, 14

One thing that has happened to me since Davis was born that no one warned me about is that I hear him crying all the time. Not that he’s actually crying, I just think I hear it constantly. Sometimes I’ll be upstairs in the office on a Tuesday knowing full well he’s at daycare but … Continue reading Sensing the Gospel: “Hearing,” John 5: 25-29, Romans 10: 10, 14

Fruit from Unlikely Sources: “The Arbitrary,” Genesis 4

Throughout this series I’ve been making reference at times to a hypothetical person reading through the Bible and coming upon these awkward, difficult to understand, or boring passages and having different reactions to them. I’ve actually been basing that visual on an actual experience I had when I was doing youth ministry, one of my … Continue reading Fruit from Unlikely Sources: “The Arbitrary,” Genesis 4