Like Filling a Cup From a Waterfall

Like Filling a Cup from a Waterfall 2 Samuel 9:1-12 Introduction David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They called him to appear before David, and the king said to him,… Continue reading Like Filling a Cup From a Waterfall

Don’t be Afraid

Don’t Be Afraid Genesis 15, Psalm 7-8 Well, there is a day skipped in here. Sorry. I think I mentioned the other day that Abram is one of my favorite biblical stories. I would love to spend a day with Abram and learn from him and talk to him about his story and his life.… Continue reading Don’t be Afraid

Something to Do with Resurrection

Something to Do with Resurrection Luke 12, Genesis 13 People are fond of using Jesus for the wrong ends. We have all seen it. Jesus the judge. Jesus the arbiter of relationships. Jesus the ‘good teacher’ of ‘our theology.’ We silly people have all sorts of ideas swirling around inside our toilet bowl heads about… Continue reading Something to Do with Resurrection

Abraham Conquers the Land

Abraham the Warrior Genesis 12, Luke 11 Abraham is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. There is something about his character, his unassuming personality, his toughness that resonates with my own spirit. Not that I am tough or unassuming like he was, but just that…well, I just like Abraham. He, along with David… Continue reading Abraham Conquers the Land

Skycast: Kingdom of the Cross, Luke 9

Friends, This is a special episode of the Life Under the Blue Sky podcast. This is the audio from the sermon I preached on January 25, 2009. I have already published the print version here. The sermon takes about 37 minutes and is based on Luke 9–the entire chapter. Download here: Kingdom of the Cross… Continue reading Skycast: Kingdom of the Cross, Luke 9

As People Moved Eastward

As People Moved Eastward Genesis 11, Luke 10 The first time we read of man moving ‘eastward’ it was in Genesis 3 and in direct relation to the curse which was a direct result of the sin. The eastward march continued with Cain who ‘went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land… Continue reading As People Moved Eastward

The Kingdom of Crucifixion

Friends, here is the text for tomorrow’s sermon from Luke 9. The gist is that Jesus has given us power and authority to do something. That something is defined by Jesus himself as ‘proclamation of the kingdom’ and ‘healing the sick’ and ‘authority over demons.’ It seems to me that sometimes we church folk have… Continue reading The Kingdom of Crucifixion