just a minute 02.26.21

Single Focus – Mark 8:31-38 Jesus was was singularly focused on his mission. While we often think that his mission was about the cross – his mission was actually about living, ‘My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.’ John 10:10b (MSG) From the beginning, Jesus preached life leading folks to a fullContinue reading “just a minute 02.26.21”

just a minute – 02.25.21

Psalm 22:23-31 Doctor Rolf Jacobson, in speaking about Psalm 22, says, ‘the sudden turn in Psalm 22 from the desperate cries for help in 22:1-21a and the words of thanksgiving and praise that comprise 22:21b-31 is both unexpected and confusing.’  The conclusion for those that have attempted to explain this oddness has been to sayContinue reading “just a minute – 02.25.21”

just a minute – 02.24.21

Forgotten People Remembered – Genesis 17:1-16 Wherever we find Abraham in scripture we are left with questions. We will not hit everything in this minute but here are a few things to have in your brain as you read. This passage is really not about Abraham receiving the promise, he has already heard it.  This passageContinue reading “just a minute – 02.24.21”

02.23.21 – Small Steps

We humans sometimes try to take on more than we are physically, mentally, or even spiritually able to handle.  That is sometimes my biggest obstacle in putting together sermons, I want to share everything that I have in my studies, however, doing so within less than thirty minutes, and before the listeners eyes glaze overContinue reading “02.23.21 – Small Steps”

Just a Minute 02.28.21

2nd Thoughts On Monday My Sunday afternoons and Mondays morning consist of critiquing myself – analyzing my sermon including horrible explanations, weird facial expressions, and everything. This morning, however, is different.  Don’t worry, I didn’t wake up patting myself on the back, and yes, I am aware that I need to start seeking fashion adviseContinue reading “Just a Minute 02.28.21”

just a minute 02.20.21

I Peter 3:18-22 Written to Christians in Asia Minor are a minority faith population split between cities of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea. Most are probably native to this geographical area, they are now outcasts due to their choice to follow Jesus. Their suffering has historically been attributed to the hostility ofContinue reading “just a minute 02.20.21”

just a minute 02.19.21

Six times in God’s truth we see a covenant between God and Man.  While there were surely other agreements  – these six covenants are pivotal. Covenants exist between nations or peoples, usually a dual responsibility type of agreement where both parties agree to do/not do something.  Covenants with God, however, are primarily, if not totally, one sided.  They areContinue reading “just a minute 02.19.21”

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Ash Wednesday Many of us come from Christian backgrounds where Ash Wednesday received barely any noticed at all.  I grew up in a Baptist tradition where this day, and all of Lent, received little, if any, recognition at all. Somewhere along the protestant journey, our fear of any pre-reformation religious practices has caused us toContinue reading “just a minute”

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fat tuesday? What will you do with this day? Did you know the first U.S. Mardi Gras celebration took place in 1703 in what is now Mobile, Alabama?  It was an overflowing feast purposely planned so all the meats and perishable goods that would spoil over the next 40 days of Lent would be eatenContinue reading “just a minute”