various Why do we celebrate Easter? What is Easter about? We know the answer to this. Jesus died on the cross, taking the price for our sin on himself. He died and was buried in the tomb and the followers of Jesus were in despair. Their leader, their hope, their future was dead. Jesus died…

Luke 10:1-24Anyone who has had a ministry of discipleship knows that it is not easy. Not everyone who starts out wanting to be discipled stays with the program. People sometimes find it too difficult and settle for a less rigorous faith. Some get distracted by temptations. Others drift off into strange theologies. Are we the…

Like 15:1-10Did Jesus ever laugh? In traditional pictures of Jesus he is portrayed as somber, serious, unsmiling. We know from the gospels that Jesus experienced a full range of emotions. At times he was exhausted and needed to get away from the crowds that came to him. He expressed anger at injustice in the temple…

various texts What makes me fall in love with Jesus? I often run through conversations I have had and think about what I should have said. I was once in an elevator with a musician who was leading worship at the conference I was attending. I told him how much I appreciated his skill with…

John 7:53-8:11After the sermon we will be singing a song by Jonathan Butler. Falling in love with JesusFalling in love with JesusFalling in love with JesusWas the best thing I’ve ever done In His arms, I feel protectedIn His arms, never disconnectedIn His arms, I feel protectedThere is no place I’d rather be I have…

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