Jun 28, 2011
You have a great body!
Focus reading: Romans 8:1-11
There is a sense in which the church and our Western culture is fixated on the human body. Either we have seen it as bad and sinful OR we have worshipped it as though it is through our bodies that we find our meaning. Paul and the Bible often get the blame for this....
Jun 27, 2011
Focus Reading Romans 8:1-11 [For podcast, summary & discussion questions go to http://stteves10.libsyn.com/you-have-a-great-body-podcast-proper-10-a-2011]
There is a sense in which the church and our Western culture is fixated on the human body. Either we have seen it as bad and sinful OR we have worshipped it as though...
Jun 22, 2011
Focus Reading: Romans 7:15-25a
A friend embittered by his experience with the church once asked me, “Shouldn’t Christians be different?”
Well I believe the answer is absolutely “Yes” BUT I believe the reality is that we are not, at least some, maybe even a lot of the time as different as we should be, but...
Jun 21, 2011
Focus reading: Matthew10:40-42
When we talk about the church being involved in mission we are often inclined to think about the programs that we offer. We also sometimes think about the ways we can atract people to our church or our activity. Today I’m asking you to make a shift in your thinking. Instead of inviting...
Jun 10, 2011
Focus readings: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20
The Trinity is a difficult concept to understand. How can God be one and three at the same time. While the Trinity did not become "official" until about 300 years after Jesus, today’s readings show us that this way of understanding God had already begun among...