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Matt. 22:34-46 Circumstances in my early days of ministry led me to write a book of prayers based on the sermons of Martin Luther. I’d been a Lutheran for fifty-five years, but by reading his sermons and writing these … Continue reading
Matt. 21:23-32 In my book about the kingdom of heaven for today, I wrote a chapter listing the people who the apostle Paul and Jesus said would not inherit the kingdom. This is Jesus’s list: (1) Those who … Continue reading
Matt. 28:16-20 The Greek word for disciples means “students.” The Greek word for baptize means “immerse or overwhelm.” In biblical times, a person’s name was a reference to his/her nature or character. David means “the beloved.” Abraham means “the father … Continue reading
1 Peter 2:2-10 & John 14:1-14 If you were given some crayons and paper and your goal was to draw an image of God, what would you draw? We start developing an image of God when we are … Continue reading
Why do I do this to myself? I don’t want to step in hot water or walk across hot coals or end up in an eternally hot place because I disagree with the Bible. But this is the … Continue reading
John 9:1-41 Once there was a village where all the inhabitants were blind. One day, a man passed through riding an elephant. A group of the village men cried out asking the rider to let them touch the great … Continue reading
Give me a minute to explain. It’s just a title, meant to get your attention. Tradition is not evil as in “wicked.” That’s the point. Some traditions are very good and some traditions are not so good. What … Continue reading
John 3:1-17 OMG. Why haven’t I noticed this until now? I’ve been preaching and writing about the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God for fifteen years. I even led a group on the kingdom of heaven this … Continue reading
Many people like to use the time during Lent to make a personal attempt to grow in their spirit of love for God. I have developed two options using two books I’ve written that lend themselves to this … Continue reading