Daily Office: July 1, 2014

And isn’t it funny who gets upset when Jesus does these things? You know, those who seem to have the most to lose–that is, their power. I love how Jesus simply loves, welcomes, and heals people and in so doing strips away the power of the powerful who will not.

A Powerful Kingdom of Poverty

A Powerful Kingdom of Poverty Genesis 10, Luke 9 I’m not a little behind on these, but I promise I have been doing the reading. I actually have notes for several days’ worth of writing. I’ve just been wiped out lately and unmotivated to write. Nevertheless, today I’m in the mood to write. Today mostly… Continue reading A Powerful Kingdom of Poverty

Abounding Boundless Love

Abounding Boundless LoveGenesis 9, Luke 8 If I am brave enough to do so, I will take Luke chapter 8 at face value. I realize that this might get me in trouble with some Christians who are more cutting-edge than I, but I’m willing to take that risk. At face value, Jesus talks about things… Continue reading Abounding Boundless Love

David Garland on Desperation & Faith

Friends, Yesterday I came across that stunning quote by the late Mike Yaconelli. Today, during some more preparation, I came across this quote by David Garland in the NIV Application Commentary on Mark’s Gospel (5:21-43): “Faith is impelled by desperation that Jesus is sufficient to meet whatever need one has. The ruler and the woman… Continue reading David Garland on Desperation & Faith

Podcast #8: The Advancing Kingdom of God, Mark 5:1-43

Friends, I published the manuscript for this sermon last night. This sermon is about 28 minutes long. I am preaching from Mark 5:1-43. You can see from the manuscript version of this sermon that I am trying to work out what it means to be involved in the re-creation of the heavens and the earth… Continue reading Podcast #8: The Advancing Kingdom of God, Mark 5:1-43