Loving Jesus More

Love!  Wow! Has there ever been a more poignant theme as love?  We are told by some that “love makes the world go round”. There are many different kinds of love. There is sacrificial love, friendship love, and erotic love. And there are many things to love in the world. Some of things people love …

The Balm in Gilead

What if you were sick?  I mean really sick with a serious life-threatening disease. But thankfully, there was a physician who was expert in the disease you were suffering and her cure rate was 100%.  Moreover, this doctor was available.  She lived right in your area and there was a spot open on her schedule …

Bandwagon Christianity

There is a phenomenon that has become idiomatic in our culture called “jumping on the bandwagon”.  The phrase was first seen in 1848, when a famous clown named Dan Rice would use his horse drawn circus bandwagon to transport politicians around town while the music attracted the public to an area where campaign speeches were …

Proverbial Admonitions

I spend a lot of my “spare” time reading the Bible. So, as I sat down to do some Bible reading, I found myself in Proverbs and my eyes and thoughts alighted on Proverbs 22:22-25. One of the struggles we have with Proverbs is that our model of interpretation is often skewed from the start.  …

Seasoned with Salt

When I was in High School, we started football practice in the middle of August. It was hot and humid.  I’m certain that the normal weather for August we had back in the early 1970s is a different pattern than we have now.  Back then, it seemed like we had much hotter and more humid …

The Window of the Soul

Words!  Words are wonderful things.  I’m interested in words for a number of reasons not the least of which is that in a way, I make my living in words.  Every week I put together a sermon made up of on average 4, 200 words, 24 thousand keystrokes, 160 paragraphs, and 447 lines.  Now you …