A Life for a Life

We must decide upon some things. This is not easy theology. It calls us to take decisive action. The idea of Jesus dying on the cross for my sin is brutal. I’m left with the idea that I contributed to His death. But my sin had to be covered, and alas, and He did so.Continue reading “A Life for a Life”

Explaining True Humility

“But among you, it will be different. Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant.” Luke 22:26, NLT Jesus Christ turned everything upside down. I know of no other teaching that might disturb his disciples as “humility.” I’m sure that they shook their […]

He Collects Losers and Misfits

“The Lord says, “At that time, I will gather the crippled; I will bring together those who were sent away, those whom I caused to have trouble.”   “I will keep alive those who were crippled, and I will make a strong nation of those who were sent away. The Lord will be their king inContinue reading “He Collects Losers and Misfits”

Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? 

  The subject of “the pool at Bethesda” alludes to the Thorton Wilder play, “The Angel that Troubled the Waters.”  The play is based on the biblical verses of John 5:1-4, however, it changes the end of the parable.  The play tells of a physician who comes to the pool of Bethesda, hoping to toContinue reading “Without Your Wound, Where Would Your Power Be? “