Dividing the Sheep from the Goats

Dividing the Sheep from the Goats

Matthew 25:31-46 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from...
Is There Oil In Your Beard?

Is There Oil In Your Beard?

Psalm 133 1How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! 2It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. 3It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the...
Water Into Wine: The Miracle of Community

Water Into Wine: The Miracle of Community

John 2:1-12 1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to...
Twin Priorities, Twin Purposes

Twin Priorities, Twin Purposes

Genesis 25:19-34 19These are the descendants of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham was the father of Isaac, 20and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel the Aramean of Paddan-aram, sister of Laban the Aramean. 21Isaac prayed to the Lord for...
CTRL+ALT+DEL: Reboot, Reformat (Rerun, Refreshed)

CTRL+ALT+DEL: Reboot, Reformat (Rerun, Refreshed)

Genesis 37:3-4, 18-28 3Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a long robe with sleeves. 4But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him,...

Radical Hospitality (or, Don’t Shoot the Messenger)

Leviticus 19:33-34 33When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. 34The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord...
Receive the Holy Spirit

Receive the Holy Spirit

John 20:19-23 19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his...