Tag: Jesus

Sermon Backing on “The Way of Love”

I thought it was appropriate to finish The Jesus Way series on the theme of love. There are few things as important as love. We need love and need to love. When we are not loved and when we are unable to love—that is about as painful as life gets. While we long for love, […]

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Sermon Backing on John 20:21-23

In John 20:21-23, Jesus defines our purpose as his missional followers. Jesus is sending everyone, everywhere, all the time, to do his work, his way. I love to find thoughtful quotes and let them inspire me as they illustrate scripture. Here are some I used on Sunday. Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church and […]

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Monday Sermon Backing

An established tradition in the United States is Monday morning quarterbacking. It is the backward look at what just happened on Sunday in the NFL. What went wrong? What should the team have done? And since the quarterback is the figure that controls the flow of the game, how did the quarterback do and what […]

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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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