An Invocation

Not My Will, But Yours Be Done This week, the church around the world is taking the time to focus and remember the passion week of Jesus. We slow down to remember the events of this very important week because this is the most important week in all of human history. It is the week … Read more

An Imitation

Follow Me as I Follow Christ There is a point in the first letter to the Corinthians where Paul invites the Corinthians to do as he does–to imitate him. In fact, Paul says this several times in the letter: 1 Corinthians 4:16 – “Therefore I urge you to imitate me.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 – “Follow … Read more

An Immersion

What’s to Keep Me from Being Baptized? Last month, many at our church engaged in a 28-day challenge to read through the book of Matthew, one chapter at a time. We shared comments back and forth, and were encouraged and challenged by the Gospel story. As the month drew to a close, many in the … Read more

An Image

A Picture Worth A Thousand Words You remember the old trick where someone asks you to not think about a pink elephant and then asks you what you are thinking about? Well, almost always, the answer is that you are thinking about a pink elephant.  It’s hard not to think of an image that is … Read more

An Invitation

Come and See There are times when the words of Jesus stand out as so perfectly simple that our hearts are touched and we cannot help but to be drawn toward Jesus. One of these times happens for me at the beginning of John’s Gospel. Jesus is calling some of his first disciples who ask … Read more