Tag Archives: God

Give Me Something to Hear

As I write this I should be working on my Easter sermon instead, but I’m stuck.  I mean, what should a preacher preach on Easter?  The Resurrection, right?  Sure, that’s a no-brainer.  But what about the Resurrection needs to be … Continue reading

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Listening for Laughter

I’m the kind of guy who likes depth and meat and serious things.  I’ve often found myself rolling my eyes (at least mentally) at what I would call “fluff” masquerading as theology.  You know, the touchy-feely, warm and fuzzy, oh-so-cute … Continue reading

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Dreaming Again

Do you remember the story of Moses leading God’s people out of Egypt?  Do you remember how he gave them God’s law and became their great leader and helped bring them right to the brink of the Promised Land that … Continue reading

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Lessons from Lilly’s Diary

Jesus loved to get a point across through telling stories.  We usually call them parables.  When I was a child, I was taught that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.  I suppose that’s not such a … Continue reading

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Beginning from…Wichita?

Christians today, just like the first-century Apostles, find their call to ministry in the words and mission of Jesus.  When Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations,” the disciples took him literally.  Jesus said to go, … Continue reading

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Identify

The main point of the canonical gospel accounts (those of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) is to communicate that Jesus Christ is indeed God’s Son and our Savior.  Whether you are a Christian or not, if you have read the … Continue reading

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What Jesus Prays For You

I, like a lot of Christian teachers and preachers, talk a lot about what Jesus wants from us.  Our faith is built on sacrifice, so giving to God, our Christian family, and our neighbors is a theme that should be … Continue reading

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A Letter from God

Imagine if you received a direct, personal letter today (snail mail, email, text–it’s your choice) from God… Dear ____________________, I remember the moment you were created.  I watched your cells grow and divide and give your body shape.  I still … Continue reading

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The Gift of Giving

Life.  Breath.  Self-awareness.  Hope.  Joy.  Peace.  Comfort.  Family.  Food.  Shelter.  Health.  Friends.  Salvation.  Jesus.  Spirit.  Time.  Promises.  Church… You and I both know that this list could go on and on.  If we really tried to list all the good … Continue reading

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Watching the Kids

Today was a great day.  I was able to take some time away from the office and relax with my family.  We took a little trip and spent the afternoon at a state park about an hour and a half … Continue reading

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