Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus).
It’s the second chapter from Part 2 — Words of Caution.
Last Saturday we posted Part 1, Chapter 1 — Imitating Jesus.
Love Like Jesus is due to be published in 2018.
Chapter 2: Love The Unlovable
And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:16-17)
Jesus And The Sinners Continue reading
Read 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
“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.”
My friend David Serry just died. This is what his daughter Amy wrote.
My dad died last night.
This is going to be Continue reading
Over the years I’ve come to realize, the most valuable thing on earth among humankind is a love for Jesus.
Read John 11:7-16.
Last post from the book of John we looked at, what it looks like, when God doesn’t make sense. The post from the book of John before that one, we looked at how Martha gets a raw deal. Today we’re going to look at the record of another person in the Bible and how he gets a raw deal. Today we’re going to look at “Doubting Thomas.”
“A Skeptic” Of Epic Proportions Continue reading
Yesterday Nate told me something about the musician Henry Rollins. He said: Henry Rollins is afraid to die. So he sleeps only as long as he has to sleep. And when he’s not asleep he makes the most of every waking moment.
That really resonated with me because the day before Continue reading
Read John 8:31-36.
Last post from the book of John we saw Jesus speaking to the crowd and right at the end of that passage, Jesus talks about being lifted up, a reference to his being lifted up on the cross. It’s then that many believed in him. (See previous post: Suicide And Living Forever)
Free From What? Continue reading