Flute or Dirge?

2015-12-13
What should we preach to our generation?  Should we play the flute or sing a dirge?  Jesus says both: and to realize that only by God's wisdom - the Holy…
Where and when do we expect God to speak?  To whom do we expect God to speak through?  And what do we expect God to say when he does speak?…
The coming of God to save his people is much like a parade: it involves waiting, some false starts, but the final promised arrival of Christ.  But was Christ who…
How do you feel about the end of the world?  At first Jesus' words about the end might elicit worry, excitement or panic.  But what he really intends is to reassure…
Christ is concerned that we not be led astray.  He urges us to stand guard faithfully, not to be alarmed or panicked, but to trust him to encircle us, save…
What does it mean to be blessed?  According to Jesus, it means trusting in him for our full salvation, and realizing he has named us his saints.
"Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me" cried Bartimaeus.  The crowds ask him to be quiet.  Jesus calls him over.  Who are you in this story?
Of the ten lepers who asked Jesus for healing, only one returned to give thanks to him, and he was a Samaritan.  This passage is not so much about giving thanks,…