Luke 18:9-14 (Genesis 4:1-15): Coming to God on Whose Terms?

Why do people brag? It’s because they want recognition; they want others to notice them. After all, doesn’t it feel good when others sing your praises? Of course it does! […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 6: Just as a Father Corrects a Son

Paul just finished with words saying that “we” (that is, pastors such as Paul, Apollos, Cephas, and Sosthenes) are stewards of the mysteries of God. For that reason, the congregation […]

Philippians 2:5-11: Jesus’ Humility for You

Last week, we heard preached in our ears that in His sufferings, Jesus’ righteousness even covers our sufferings, making them holy.  Today, we will hear that Jesus is Humility incarnate, […]

St. Andrew, Apostle: John 1:35-42

Some of you may have grown up in families where you weren’t the one who always got the attention.  A brother or a sister was better at sports than you.  […]

The Way of the Donkey: Mark 11:1-10

When fishes flew and forests walked and figs grew upon thorn, some moment when the moon was blood then surely I was born.  With monstrous head and sickening cry and […]

Luke 14:1-14, “Friend, Move Up Higher”

It’s a dangerous decision to make when planning a wedding reception, to decide who sits where.  Some folks will value where you place them to sit, near the bride and […]