I’m not sure Jesus is God! What do I do?

“I’m not sure Jesus is God! What do I do?” Perhaps you have heard this from a friend, or even said it yourself. It’s a legitimate concern and question that deserves a legitimate answer. It does no good to answer, “Well, the Bible says so, so you better believe it.” If we’re honest, there are…

Exchanging God’s Glory for Created Things

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. (Romans 1:22-23) Paul describes in verse 23 what this looks like.  The result of believing yourself to be wise in your own right is exchanging the glory of God…

Christ-centered, Others-oriented

Next Wednesday, I’m teaching our high school students at our church on being others-centered. As I am starting to prepare for this message, I can’t help restructure my thinking to look like this: We must be Christ-centered, not others-centered. We must be others-oriented, not self-oriented. The problem with being others-centered is that this can lead…

Meditating on Massive Realities

The other day, at work during a training class, I was drifting off into theology land, as I often do, and I was hit with the reality that God is. He exists. I couldn’t come up with other words. I was bumbling in my head. I was thinking, God is and always has been. He’s…there…here….

Passion Week – Monday Mediation

Series Index Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Part 1 in a 7 part series. View series intro and index. Luke 22:24-30: A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in…

Towers and Temples

There are two things in the Christian life that I tend to build.  One is a tower.  The other is a temple.  The problem with towers and temples is that they don’t make Christ look great.  They make me look great.  Christianity is about glorifying Jesus and building his kingdom.  Towers and temples don’t do…