Helpless, Lenten Reflection #10

[Note: I wrote this for Easter Sunday, 2007. The week before, while preaching the sermon, I had suffered a massive attack of a kidney stone. It completely incapacitate me. I was in so much pain I was unable to finish the sermon and the rest of the week I merely laid around on the couch… Continue reading Helpless, Lenten Reflection #10

5 Sermons on Resurrection

Friends, Since it is the holiday season of Resurrection, I thought perhaps some of you might be interested in or might benefit from some Resurrection sermons. I  preached these sermons about 3 years ago shortly after I preached a series called The Crucifixion Driven Life. These sermons were inspired by a book that I read… Continue reading 5 Sermons on Resurrection

90 Days with Jesus, Day 87: John 20:11-23: Jesus’ Message

John 20:11-23 (90 Days with Jesus, Day 87) But Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 87: John 20:11-23: Jesus’ Message

Dawkins Vs Lennox: The Resurrection

Friends, **UPDATE** Click Here for another’s take.  Here is the very truth: “It all quite really comes down to the resurrection of Jesus. It has a fundamental incompatibility [with] the sophisticated scientist,” said Dawkins. “It’s (resurrection of Christ argument) so petty, it’s so trivial, it’s so local, it’s so earth-bound, it’s so unworthy of the… Continue reading Dawkins Vs Lennox: The Resurrection

Dallas Willard on Science & Faith

Friends, In discussing the Resurrection, Dallas Willard makes a very good point in his essay: Blind Science vs. Blind Faith: Some Thoughts on Breaking the Deadlock. He writes: This student was walking across campus with a professor whose field is religious studies. In their conversation, the student happened to mention the resurrection of Christ. The… Continue reading Dallas Willard on Science & Faith

90 Days with Jesus, Day 57: John 11:45-57: Jesus is Condemned

John 11:45-57 45Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him. 46But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin. “What are we… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 57: John 11:45-57: Jesus is Condemned

90 Days with Jesus, Day 56: John 11:38-44: Jesus Raises Lazarus

[Friends, I am sorry I have not posted these for a while. I will do better this week. Unfortunately, I got a wee bit sidetracked in some conversations with certain unbelievers. Check back for more this week.–jerry]  John 11:38-44 38Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39″Take away… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 56: John 11:38-44: Jesus Raises Lazarus

90 Days with Jesus, Day 54: John 11:17-27: Jesus, The Resurrection and the Life

John 11:17-27 17On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, 19and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 54: John 11:17-27: Jesus, The Resurrection and the Life

90 Days with Jesus, Day 53: John 11:11-16: Going with Jesus

John 11:11-16 11After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.” 12His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 13Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 14So… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 53: John 11:11-16: Going with Jesus

90 Days with Jesus, Day 8: John 2:12-25: God in the Center

John 2:12-25 12After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days. 13When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 8: John 2:12-25: God in the Center