ME FIRST

ME FIRST

ME FIRST “The tribute to learning is teaching.” — Wise Saying from the Orientis Teaching Hebrews 5: 11-14Matthew 9:35-382 Timothy 2:1-7 (esp. 2) “Arrested development.” This prison contains our spiritual lives and stifles our usefulness to God. Most of us squander our...
TEACH WHAT?

TEACH WHAT?

TEACH WHAT? “… Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting among ourselves today. This green field right here, painted red … Listen to their souls, men. I killed my brother with malice in my...
HOW?

HOW?

HOW? Matthew 28:16-20Deuteronomy 6 (esp. 6-9)Mark 1:14-45 (esp. 14-18) What does it mean to be intentional about making disciples? And why is this so important? Jesus decided to interject himself into human history at a certain time and into a certain tradition:...
RACA

RACA

RACA “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” — Gloria Steinem Matthew 5:22Matthew 7:1-5 On a recent fall night, I went to a concert. A singer-songwriter played whose music remains on a regular rotation in my four-disc...
THE BEST STUDENTS

THE BEST STUDENTS

THE BEST STUDENTS “You cannot learn what you think you already know.” — Epictetus Luke 11:38-42Luke 9:46-48Luke 7:36-50 During Jesus’ life and teaching, one group refused to listen. They were those who believed they already had all the answers. They were the...
THE FAITH OF JESUS

THE FAITH OF JESUS

THE FAITH OF JESUS “Have you ever noticed the way Jesus chose his disciples? From our vantage point, it appears haphazard. Jesus walked along, saw a guy fishing, and said, “Hey! You! Come with me, and I’ll unfold the greatest mysteries of the universe.” —...