Maundy Thursday

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that...

A Recovering Pharisee?

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and...

Who Do You Belong To?

So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said. … So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that...

Pictures to Use During Holy Week

Under the Resources section, I've uploaded several pictures that may be helpful for preachers and teachers to use during Holy Week. ...

Jesus Heals The Man Born Blind at the Pool of Siloam

Last February I was in the Holy Land filming the video for The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. I filmed a segment at the Pool of Siloam where...

Pictures to Use With The Way

Under the Resources section, I've uploaded several pictures that may be helpful for preachers and teachers focusing on Jesus' ministry in Galilee....

The Baptism of Jesus

Many of you are studying The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, this Lenten season. I thought I would include in today's post a few words about...

Remembering Your Baptism in the Shower

Seven years ago I preached a sermon on baptism and invited the congregation at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection to remember their...

Ashes and Fasting: Lent Has Begun

The Season of Lent began yesterday with Ash Wednesday. The ashes that begin the season point us towards the ultimate end of the season. Lent will...

Righteousness that Surpasses the Pharisees

I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 5:20 ...

Money and Power

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; and he said to him, “All these I...

Suspending the Laws of Physics

Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself...

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