The Power of a Humble Lamb

The Power of a Humble Lamb

When Jesus is cornered by people asking if he’s the Messiah (John 10) he is coy. He could admit that he is, in fact, the Messiah, but it would actually mislead them. While Jesus is the Messiah, their understanding of what that means is carrying some serious...
Following Jesus After Failure

Following Jesus After Failure

The church often talks a lot about how God forgives sinners, but we’re often silent about how he forgives saints too. When Jesus forgives Peter, we see a model for following Jesus after failure. As far as we can tell from John’s gospel, Peter never got a...
Is God’s Kingdom Good News?

Is God’s Kingdom Good News?

As Christians, we often talk about God’s Coming Kingdom as the Good News. But whether news is good or bad depends on our values. The resurrection was good news for the disciples, but bad news for the religious authorities whose interests the coming kingdom...
Between Two Resurrections

Between Two Resurrections

Jesus raises Lazarus to a new, mortal life. The Father raises Jesus to a new, immortal life. These two resurrections provide a framework for understanding the Christian hope. When we come to faith in Jesus, we are no longer spiritually dead, but the vestiges of death...
Welcoming The King

Welcoming The King

The residents of Jerusalem welcome Jesus with shouts and cheers and praises when he enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Five days later, they’re screaming for his blood. How do they turn on him so quickly? They assumed Jesus’ agenda was their agenda. When he...
Total Devotion to Jesus

Total Devotion to Jesus

As Christians, do we live with Total Devotion to Jesus? In the pages of the New Testament, we see stories of people who go all-in for Jesus. We see this when Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with costly perfume and humbles herself by washing Jesus’ feet with her...