We continue our forty-day Lenten journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ, in anticipation of the cross and empty tomb. God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart. […]
Maundy Thursday: April 13, 2017 – Love one another… It sounds simple; but then Jesus says…”as I have loved you.” Sitting around that table, I can imagine the disciples, like you and me, nodding their heads. Of course! Show compassion, be nice to one another, forgive one another. Sure…we can do that! But wait… just […]
Jesus would say it a different way. Jesus says, “You gotta die a little” in being a faithful follower of God. There is a giving up of self (that means our desire to control everything) in order to honor the father. One has to lose ones’ self to save life. There is dying in order to rise to his glory.
“I had a ‘drug’ problem when I was a young person and a teenager. I was ‘drug’ to church on Sunday morning. I was ‘drug’ to church on Sunday night. I was ‘drug’ to church on Wednesday night. I was ‘drug’ to Sunday School every week. I was ‘drug’ to Vacation Bible School. I was ‘drug’ to the family altar to read the Bible and pray. I was also ‘drug’ to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents.