#CCLent17 begins March 1st (Pass the word!)

March 1st begins the 40 day journey of Lent. (40 days + Sundays leading to Easter). This year, I will be offering brief devotional readings Monday through Saturday throughout the season. We’re calling it #CCLent17. Each day will include… : a Scripture : a response : a sentence prayer for the day : an art piece. This blog is home for […]

Barabbas and the Great Exchange

We begin Holy Week. Sunday’s sermon dealt with a well-known but quickly dismissed character named Barabbas. A deeper kind of exchange takes place beyond the cry of the mob! Listen to the sermon here. Come to any or all of our three nights of the Easter Celebration of the Arts!  Each night opens at 6 with a special […]

Not like any other Week!

“Holy Week” (Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem through Resurrection Sunday) is so called because it marks the climax of God’s Grand Story of Redemption. It is Holy – “Set apart!” Here are some ways to engage this week as truly set apart, holy, special: Come to as many of the services and Arts nights as possible. [Our vision for […]

Restoration has begun!

In our series, Whole Gospel: The Bible’s Epic Drama, we come to Act 2: The Fall. In the sermon, I emphasize that we cannot be spiritually, emotionally, or relationally intelligent, if we don’t understand the fallenness of humanity!  But then we have to ask the question: “Is there any Good News in the fact that […]

The Drama of Scripture “Discussion Guide” is here

Drama bookAs we journey through our series, Whole Gospel: The Bible’s Epic Drama, I trust you will join us in reading the book: The Drama of Scripture. The sermons will cover each ‘Act’ of the Drama. I’ve written a brief Discussion/Study Guide for individuals, small groups, or families to help us apply what we’re learning.

Click on the Study Guide here:

The Drama of Scripture:
Questions for Discussion and Study

 

Reading ‘Hebrews’ each day in Lent

lent picEach day in Lent, I will post a portion of the amazing letter of HebrewsIt’s a wonderful way to see the Gospel of Christ throughout the Bible’s Epic Drama; to see Jesus as Creator, incarnate Son, suffering Savior, risen and ascended Lord!

You can follow each day on my Twitter or on Christ Church Facebook. Here is the scripture for Day 1 & 2, Hebrews 1:1-2:1.

 

Spring (training) is Here!

Ash Wednesday is today in the Western Church. It marks the beginning of the season of Lent – 40 days leading up to the Easter celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. Tonight, 7 pm, I encourage you to gather for a service of worship and repentance and the start of what we could call Spiritual Spring Training! […]

God’s ‘Epic’ Good News!

Have you wanted to better understand what the Bible is all about?  We are being led this Lent and Easter season into an ambitious teaching series called Whole Gospel: The Bible’s Epic Drama. It comes with several exciting parts to it: + Sunday teachings will explore the “Six Act Drama” of the Bible’s really Good News – the whole Gospel […]

Lent, Day 40 – What Jesus did on Saturday

(Holy Saturday) Read Matthew 27:57-66  I love Eastern Orthodox icons. Every Easter I project this icon called The Harrowing of Hades. (There are several variations with constant elements)  It portrays what Jesus accomplished in his death. Jesus is pictured standing over the broken doors of the place of death, fallen in a cross shape over the pit. […]