While Kings Slept, Lenten Reflection #11

[I wrote this a few years ago for a blog I have long since deleted. I don't recall what exactly was going on that particular day, but for some reason, at that point in my life, God's sovereignty and my free will were on my mind. Lately, I have been studying the book of Daniel… Continue reading While Kings Slept, Lenten Reflection #11

500 Words with Luke’s Gospel: Praying

I will be honest: I struggle with prayer. Eugene Peterson wrote in one of his books that's quite OK if we struggle and that when we don't have words the Holy Spirit prays for us. Many people struggle, yet for some reason I find little comfort in that. For some reason this is the one… Continue reading 500 Words with Luke’s Gospel: Praying

Study Notes: Gospel Lesson, Luke 24:36-49

Friends, A new feature I will try to practice for a while. I have decided that I will follow the Lectionary readings for a while in 2009 for my preaching schedule. As I study and prepare each week, I will post my notes here at the blog for anyone to partake of. It will vary… Continue reading Study Notes: Gospel Lesson, Luke 24:36-49

Grace as Undiscriminating Love, Luke 10:25-37

Friends, here is part three of my short series on Grace. It is taken from Luke 10:25-37 and the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan.’ I hope it blesses you.  Luke’s Gospel Luke 10:25-37 Grace as Undiscriminating Love Introduction On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do… Continue reading Grace as Undiscriminating Love, Luke 10:25-37