Tag: reJesus

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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My Working Assignment in This World

I don’t want to bore you with repeated references to Eugene Peterson, but Peterson has been a significant shaping voice for how I understand my vocation for pastoral leadership and teaching. He is, perhaps, most challenging and insightful, on what he says about his own working assignment in this world. Because I can’t say it […]

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It Works Both Ways

What do I mean by that? Eugene Peterson has greatly influenced me on the Better Way of Jesus. Jesus is the Way. Jesus shows us the Way. Jesus walks with us on the Way. We do life together with Jesus on the Way. John 14:6 begins with Jesus saying, “I am the way, the truth, […]

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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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