Ordinary: The New Radical

Ordinary: The New Radical

After he left there, he came upon Jehonadab son of Recab, who was on his way to meet him. Jehu greeted him and said, “Are you in accord with me, as I am with you?” “I am,” Jehonadab answered. “If so,” said Jehu, “give me your hand.” So he did, and Jehu helped him up […]

Sabbath

Sabbath

“…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 The sabbath is God’s idea. There are six days in a week to work, and one for rest. God even carried it […]

Roofcrashers

Roofcrashers

“Some men came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.” (Mark 2:3–4) I love this story. This […]

Unveiled Faces

Unveiled Faces

“And we, who with unveiled faces, all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18) I’m sure you are familiar with the most popular game in the world. It is as old as the human race and is […]

Don’t Take the Bait

  “He said to his disciples, ‘Offenses will certainly come, but woe to the one through whom they come!’” (Luke 17:1) The Greek word translated as offense is skandalon.  Later in the NT, the word skandalon is used to describe Jesus. The idea of the Son of God dying on a cross is scandalous; it […]

Erethizon Dorsatum

Erethizon Dorsatum

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way….” (Isaiah 53:6) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) How do you pursue this beautiful dream of community and relationships with actual, real-life, imperfect people? Let me tell you about the North […]

As Is

Catalyst Email

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way….” (Isaiah 53:6) “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) In certain stores, you will find a special section where you can get clothes at reduced prices. My wife loves shopping at garage […]

Holy Week – Resurrection Sunday

Holy Week - Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection Sunday Resurrection Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week. The resurrection of Jesus is the pivotal truth of the Christian faith! As the sun rose, several women went to Jesus’ tomb, only to find that the stone had been rolled away. “The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know […]

Holy Week – Saturday

Holy Week - Saturday

Silent Saturday Saturday was the Sabbath…a quiet day in Jerusalem. Jesus’ dead body lay in the tomb, guarded by Roman soldiers. Because of the quickly approaching Sabbath on Friday, Jesus was removed surreptitiously from the cross and quickly entombed. His body had been ceremonially treated by Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, but not by his […]

Holy Week – Friday

Holy Week - Friday

Jesus’ trial (which began late Thursday night) continued into Friday morning. Before the “third hour” (9 a.m.), the Lord had endured lies and condemnation, mockery, and beatings. He had been abandoned by His disciples (Judas had already hanged himself in remorse). After multiple, unlawful trials, Jesus traveled the Via Dolorosa (“The Way of Suffering”), carrying […]

Holy Week – Thursday

Holy Week - Thursday

Please join us for our Holy Week services: Good Friday, 6 p.m. Easter Sunrise, 6:45 a.m. at the crosses Easter Services, 8:30 a.m. Robson Ranch Campus; 10 a.m. Main Campus (Egg hunt after) Maundy Thursday It is Maundy Thursday of Holy Week. The name comes from Jesus washing the feet of the disciples…but I’m jumping […]

Holy Week – Wednesday

Holy Week - Wednesday

[Note: This week I will be chronicling the events of Holy Week with a short devotion each day.] Please join us for our Holy Week services: Good Friday, 6 p.m. Easter Sunrise, 6:45 a.m. at the crosses Easter Services: 8:30 a.m. Robson Ranch Campus; 10 a.m. Main Campus (Egg hunt after) Holy Wednesday Bethany was […]