You Hypocrites!

Jesus was accused of being a “friend of sinners.” They called him a glutton and a drunkard because he hung out so often with people everyone else thought of as gluttons and drunkards.
How often are we doing the opposite?

May 14 – Religiousness

Religion has received a bad rap over the past few decades, but even those of us who try our hardest to distance ourselves from being “religious” still tend to be very religious.

The Ten C’s

I’ve read recently that those claiming to be “spiritual but not religious” are actually performing an act of linguistic terrorism. They are placing themselves in a position where they can snipe and criticize others while avoiding any stand of their own. In the desire to feel good about themselves, they are also avoiding any attempt at truth.

Matthew 9:6 (The Power To Forgive)

So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” (Matthew 9:6) Read: Genesis 26:17 – 27:46, Matthew 9:1-17, Psalm 10:16-18, Proverbs 3:9-10 Relate: Jesus knew what they were…


You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. (John 15:3-4) Read: Matthew 8:23-27, Matthew 13:10-52, Mark 4:21-41, Luke…

Jesus wasn’t very religious

“Where is he now?” they asked. “I don’t know,” he replied. Then they took the man who had been blind to the Pharisees, because it was on the Sabbath that Jesus had made the mud and healed him. The Pharisees asked the man all about it. So he told them, “He put the mud over my…

John 6:43-44 (The Supreme Court Decision)

“Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered. “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” (John 6:43-44) Read: Psalm 103, 108-110, 122, 124 Relate: Recently the Supreme Court delivered a verdict on prayer at town board meetings. For years the town of Greece NY…

Mohawks and Purple Hair (8/11/13)

Read: Nehemiah 1:1-3:14, 1 Corinthians 7:1-24, Psalm 31:19-24, Proverbs 21:4 Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you. This is my rule for all the churches. (1 Corinthians 7:17) Relate: Marriage, circumcision, slavery. Paul gives three different points of reference…