John: Triumphal & Tragic

John 12:12-19 The “Triumphal Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem is probably one of the best know incidents in the life of Christ, maybe superseded only by his birth, death, and resurrection. People across Christendom love celebrating Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter when we recall and even re-enact that day when thousands upon thousands of […]

John: What Is Jesus Worth to You?

John 12:1-11 How much is Jesus worth to you? Wait. Don’t answer that question too quickly. Maybe we should think about that for awhile before answering. We’re resuming our journey in the Gospel of John, focusing on John 12:1-11. In this passage you’ll notice the stark contrast between how Mary valued Jesus and how Judas valued […]

A Spirit-Inspired Lullaby

Last Sunday, on Labor Day weekend, we opened the Word of God, cover to cover, and learned together about work–God’s design of it, how it’s been complicated by sin, and how God redeems it. This Sunday, as a follow-up, we are going to see what God has to say about rest. Tucked away in the […]

A Biblical Understanding of Work

Though most of us spend a majority of our waking hours at work (or school), interestingly, only a small percentage of Christians report ever being taught a biblical understanding of work. Well, let’s do something about that! This Sunday, Labor Day weekend, we’ll examine what God’s Word says about work. We’ll go from Genesis 1 […]

Nehemiah: Commitment Issues

Nehemiah 10 Many of us struggle to make commitments, whether it’s commitment to an employer, a diet, or a significant other. We may feel tempted to think of commitment in negative terms, as if we’re “closing doors,” “boxing ourselves in,” or “eliminating options.” But, as we will see in Nehemiah 10, when it comes to […]