Tag: Jesus

A Teacher and So Much More

Jesus is always more than… He is more than a prophet. More than a teacher. More than a healer. He is always those things, but Jesus is always more than any ONE thing. And Jesus usually goes about those things differently than we would expect, or perhaps want. He categorically redefines the categories. Murder is […]

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Jesus is the Chief Everything Officer

For so many Sunday messages it feels like I can only cover the part of the iceberg that’s above the water. Most of what needs to be said remains unsaid, hidden under the water. Certainly our series, reJesus: Stories, Words, Encounters, creates that experience for me. This past Sunday’s Jesus is King, Lord, Entrepreneur of God’s in-breaking […]

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Seven Ways to Focus on Jesus

What you focus on expands. So for the next 2 months, focus on JESUS. Yesterday began our reJesus series. We want January and February to be the time when we simply obsess over, fixate on, are consumed with, and are generally wild about Jesus. Here is how you can focus on Jesus. ONE: Attend the […]

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Making Goodness Attractive

Here is a powerful thought from Mr. Rogers. He is speaking about the role of the media, in particular television. (This was referenced in Learning to Speak God From Scratch.) “It doesn’t matter what our particular job is. We are chosen to help meet the deeper needs of those who watch and listen, day and […]

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Jesus! His Name Literally Means…

To Save! Jesus is the English version of the Hebrew word/name Yeshua. Yeshua means “to save.” She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). One of my favorite parts of the Christmas story takes place sometime after the birth […]

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Jesus is More Than a Cause

Causes are as easy to pick up as they are to put down. Or, more accurately, we don’t put causes down so much as we forget them. Putting them down would require some intentional meditation on the validity of the cause. Instead, we simply move on to something else.  Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness Jesus is […]

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Difficult and Not Tried

Loving Our Enemies The Sunday message on disruptive prayer for enemies centered on the radical and difficult words of Jesus in Luke 6:27-37. Read those words right now. There are 16 instructions (commands) from Jesus about dealing with enemies. Two of them are repeated, so there are 14 different instructions that revolve around loving our […]

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