Raise the Bar

He lived exactly as he was expected to live. 

Kingdoms Collide

Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36) Read: Romans 2:1 – 4:25 Relate: In his book Simply Jesus, NT Wright talks about a clash between Rome, the Jewish…

Lord Save Us

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” (John 12:12-13) Read: 2 Kings 25:8-21,…

Longing

Ricky Bobby likes that 8lb 6oz baby Jesus in a diaper. His son likes ninja Jesus fighting off evil Samurai, Cal likes tuxedo T-shirt Jesus, and each and every one of us have fashioned an image of God that we are most comfortable with. We are longing for a Jesus that will meet our own needs and expectations when He is offering us so much more.

October 9 – The Perfect Pastor

Read: Jeremiah 12:1-14:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8, Psalm 79:1-13, Proverbs 24:30-3 For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. 1Thessalonians 2:4 Relate: I did a quick google search for a job description for the perfect pastor. I’ve seen…