Can God Use A Sinner Like You (or like me)? Genesis 49:8-12

Jesus Judah Sinners Welcome

From the archives:

Read Genesis 49:1-28

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come, and the obedience of the nations shall be his. Genesis 49:10

A Sinner and Strays

I know a single mother who’s made mistakes, big mistakes. She battled drug and alcohol addiction for decades. She’s had multiple men in and out of her life. She struggled mightily at times as a single mother.

But there is this one thing about her: Continue reading

Things I Heard In Church: Thanksgiving (and the opposite of thanksgiving)

Thankful by Jeff Turner - CCRead Philippians 2:12-16.

Complaining About A Tesla

One time, just for fun, I test drove a Tesla. I had it in autopilot mode on the U.S. 26 freeway in Portland, Oregon where I live. It was pretty amazing but I was surprised at my own disappointment when the Tesla rep., sitting in the seat next to me, explained that the car wouldn’t permit you to take your hands off the wheel for more than a few seconds.

When he told me that, from some primal place deep inside me, a complaint started to form. But I caught myself. Before I complained out loud — I realized how stupid that would sound. Continue reading

How The God Of The Universe Came To Serve

FootWashingRead John 13:12-17.

After Jesus finished washing his disciples’ feet, he put his outer garments back on and went back to his place at the table. And he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, because I am. So if I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I’ve given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.

“. . . If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.”

John 13:12-15, 17

How Jesus Served Continue reading