Is this Jesus’ version of “live your best life now”? Yes and No. Think bigger. Think life that is “abundant.” This podcast and blog distil Jesus’ use of the word “life” in John’s Gospel to two main ideas.
Living an abundant life [Sermon]
“Live your best life now!” But what is your best life? Jesus said he came that we might have “abundant” life (John 10:10). This sermon explores that text and invites us to use our limited time on earth well.
Serious, self-sacrificial evangelism—a talk with Will Han
Evangelism is sharing the good news about Jesus. But it can be challenging (and intimidating). Will Han is a Buddhist monk-turned Christian, church-planter and missionary. He has a serious and self-sacrificial approach which flows from his own experience of Christ’s love. This podcast is a talk (and interview) with Rev. Han.
Your input, God’s output [Sermon]
Do you ever wonder if you can make a real difference? You can; but you may be thinking about it all wrong. That’s what this practical sermon on John 6:1-15 explores. It’s the story of Jesus feeding the thousands… and of an anonymous boy.
John’s Gospel and the Word made flesh (Growing Deeper with John 1:1-5)
God incarnate. Eternal life. Wisdom for now. Big topics are on the menu in what may be the most famous and influential document on earth. In this episode I introduce it and look closely at verses 1-5.
God’s dirt, word and work [Sermon]
How does God work in and through our lives (even when we’re imperfect)? That’s what Jesus answers in the parable of the sower (Luke 8:4-15) and is the theme of this message.
Eden restored, paradise in a person, and finding contentment on the road to Emmaus (Growing Deeper with Luke 24:13-35)
In this episode I offer an in-depth look at the risen Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and connect it to our own quests for contentment.
Greater Contentment: 4 Insights for Christians
Do you struggle with contentment? This post highlights 4 biblical insights and practical suggestions to put them into practice.
Who stole my purpose? [Video]
A lot of people struggle with their purpose in life. This message explores 2 biblical texts for an answer in a down-to-earth and applicable way. Oh, and it will make you more content too!
Help When It Hurts (summary video, links)
Here’s a video that summarizes my 3-part teaching series called “Help When It Hurts.” It includes the rationale for the series (hint: hurt is a
How Having a Purpose Helps With the Pain: “Help When It Hurts” – Part 2 [Podcast]
Worries, broken relationships, illness, financial hardship, a pain from your past that never seems to go away. Yup, life can hurt. Right now I’m leading
How to Raise Kids You’ll Actually Like As Adults
Maybe it seems unloving to suggest your children might grow into adults you don’t actually like. But it happens. Here are three helps for the journey.