March 31, 2019

Scripture - Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

The title we give to this parable gives away our point of view

  • Prodigal Son = focus is on the younger son

  • Angry Brother = focus is on the elder son

  • Maybe “Two Jerks” is a better title; then we can focus on b...

March 24, 2019

Scripture -

Luke 13:1-9

The prophet Obadiah wrote: But you should have taken no pleasure over your brother on the day of his misery; you shouldn’t have rejoiced over the people of Judah on the day of their devastation; you shouldn’t have bragged on the...

March 17, 2019

Scripture -

Luke 13:31-35

In the early 1970s, a Saturday night staple was the TV show, Emergency!  It was a show about 2 brave paramedics from Squad 51 of the LAFD.  When Johnny & Roy were in danger, pulses raced.  Although not a devoted fan, I enjoyed...

March 10, 2019

Scripture -

Luke 4:1-13

Jesus was not a super hero.  Many people today, including some devout Christians, see him as a kind of Christian version of a Marvel super hero, able to do whatever he wanted, able to ‘zap’ reality into any shape he liked.  In t...

March 8, 2019

Scripture: 

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

We don’t look forward to discipline, do we?

  • As a child: a spanking (in my day!), or time-out

  • As an employee: a poor work review

  • As a driver: a traffic ticket

As a society, we attempt to do this by removing t...

March 3, 2019

Scripture -

Luke 9:28-36

The story of the transfiguration of Jesus is the halfway point of Luke’s Gospel.  The stories before it introduce Jesus to the world & chronicle his rise in popularity through his healing miracles & compelling teaching.  After...

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