The cross was a humiliation and torture ritual. So what does it mean when Jesus says we cannot be his disciple unless we carry one? And what does he mean by “hating” our families? Is he being literal? This sermon explores all this by looking at Luke 14:25-35.
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus’ words about hating family and cross-carrying as disciples (Luke 14:25-35). Did he mean it? What is going on? I also discuss torture, renouncement and true freedom.
When praying for someone to recover from illness, some people say, “If it’s your will.” Why? And isn’t that always his will? That’s was a question from a Q & A Forum that I answer here.
He sets the scene, sets the table, and sets the guest list. Our job is not to rearrange the scene, the table, or his guest
Sure, love your neighbour. But who is my neighbour, and how? That’s what Jesus teaches us about in this in-depth look at the story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37.
An in-depth look at this text and the intersection of Jesus, sin, gratitude, love and deleting words from dictionaries.
Jesus calls us to a high ethnical standard. But what about when we fail? Along with the very serious “blessings and woes,” that’s what this sermon explores. It is based on Luke 6:17-36.
This episode is an in-depth look at Luke 6:17-36, Jesus’ “woes and blessings” and his call to love enemies and do to others “as you would have them do to you.”
“L.S.D.” usually makes people think of the hallucinogenic drug. But this message based on Luke 5:1-11 redefines those three letters into an acronym for discipleship and “fishing for people.”
This podcast is an opportunity to go deeper with Luke 5:1-11. Peter’s example teaches us that perfection is not a necessary qualification to be a part of God’s work.
We need to focus on the voice of God if we are to be found faithful. But it’s hard in a world of distraction. This look at the boy Jesus helps us. PLUS, new bonus audio feature!
Words have the power to bring hurt, help, hope, or healing. This message on James 3:1-12 explains why and how.
What is the Christian “gospel/good news”, anyway? This short (free) video lets you know.
Have you heard it? “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But what KIND of change are we talking about as followers of Jesus?
I hear a lot of people saying something like this: ‘I really want things to go back to how they were before COVID-19.’ I get
It’s hard. I know. But these 5 ideas may help you live with uncertainty indefinitely in the midst of Covid-19.
Here is a place for churches and pastors to get free online resources and help as they seek to leverage online ministries in the wake of coronavirus.
The 5 major discourses in Matthew’s Gospel are sometimes called a “discipleship manual.” This post explains what Lent is about and how these texts can be used for spiritual renewal and training in Lent.
“The task is to become child-like without becoming child-ish” (unknown). What’s the difference, and why does Jesus tell his disciples that unless they become like children they can’t enter the kingdom of heaven? Here’s why, and 2 ways we can be like children today.
In this video from Westminster’s Q & A Forum, I offer 7 points in response to this very honest (and important) question.