The Way, the Truth, and the Life

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.“ (John 14:6) “Reported red light camera ahead.”  That was what the GPS navigator told my wife and me the other day.  She had a new app that was like normal navigation software with a […]

I am the Resurrection

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness…” (2 Peter 3:9, NIV) Martha and Mary, whom we’ll meet in this Sunday’s sermon, might argue with this.  When their brother, Lazarus, was sick and dying, they sent word to Jesus who was on the other side of the Jordan.  Jesus waited […]

Good Shepherd, Bad Sheep

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1540397101335{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]”“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—” (John 10:14, NIV) Last week, we were introduced to one of the ongoing analogies the Scriptures use to describe us: sheep.  And I suggested, tongue-in-cheek, that maybe we’re called sheep because we’re so cute. And yet, I’m pretty […]

Plastic Jesus?

“But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves. Many will follow their evil teaching and shameful immorality. And because of these teachers, […]

Light of the World

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20, NIV) It would be easy to forget that Isaiah said that in the 8th century BC – he could be describing us today. We’ve lost […]

Bread of Life

“When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.” (Mark 6:34, NIV) Outside of Jesus’ resurrection, the only miracle recorded in all four Gospel accounts is Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000.  And of those accounts, only […]

God Has a Name

“Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to […]