Reminder

We all get annoyed with people. It’s inescapable. Rather than allowing that annoyance to stoke within us a sense of superiority and arrogance, however, we should remember we are people. People get as annoyed with us as we do of “them.”

Subversion

Below is an edited version of my sermon for this Sunday, focusing on Matthew 5:5-6. It’s in passages like the Beatitudes in which we see how much Jesus’ teaching undermines popular truth. We live in a society which views a desire to wield power as a worthy calling. This understanding also acknowledges sacrifices of both…

Processing Humility

Yesterday was one of those days where I was woefully aware of how inadequate I am compared to the calling placed on my life. Please understand, I don’t view being reminded of that as a bad thing. In fact, it’s absolutely necessary. Yesterday had to be one of those days where I did my best…

The Days are Coming

This is an edited manuscript for my for my sermon on March 22, 2015. It’s based on Jeremiah 31:31-34. Jeremiah envisions The LORD’s incredible grace and patience. Jeremiah is an interesting prophet. He lived during the time of Judah’s rapid decline and actually witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Empire. His prophetic ministry…