Resurrected Living
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Real Life

March 19, 2019

In the temptation of Jesus, Satan entices Jesus with bread after he has been fasting in the wilderness for forty days. Jesus replies, “One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” This is an important reminder for all of us. Life is more than the […]

Joy to the World: A Christmas Homily

December 22, 2018

I want to invite you to remember what it was like to be a child on Christmas morning. Think back to waking up and being filled with excitement and wonder, rushing into the living room where the tree was lit and decorated and surrounded by presents, opening gifts in the presence of your family, and […]

Remembering the Cross

March 26, 2018

The soldier walked up to the condemned man’s side 
 To test his wounds to assure he died 
 When his spear came up the sky it cried 
 The earth moaned and split open wide 

 I can’t explain everything I saw 
 When the water fell I felt it fall 
 I held […]

Seeing God in the Chaos

September 3, 2017

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2) Now you might be wondering what this passage has to do with what we […]

What Would Jesus Facebook?

September 21, 2016

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, […]

Hands

January 25, 2016

Text: John 13:1-15 or 1 Th 4:11-12 As I was preparing for our time around the Lord’s Table this morning I got to thinking about our hands. If you look down your row, there are different kinds of hands. Some soft. Some calloused. These hands have helped to provide food for their family. Each set […]

A Meditation to Begin the New Year

January 2, 2016

We serve a God who creates; a God who re-creates, a God who renews, who restores, who refreshes, who revives, who resuscitates; A God Who Makes Things New He is a God whose steadfast love never ceases, whose mercies never fail; rather, they are made new every morning, with the dawning of every single new […]

The Good News of a Dead Man

November 13, 2015

Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly […]

The Purpose of Practices

September 10, 2015

In the most famous sermon Jesus ever preached, he repeats several phrases over and over again. One of those phrases is “when you”. He says things like “when you give to the needy” (Matt. 6:2), “when you pray” (6:5, 7), and “when you fast” (6:16). Jesus assumes that we will have incorporated these practices and […]

The Power of a Disappointing Story

August 10, 2015

This is a guest post by John Dobbs.  Disappointment is an experience that everyone faces … and often in many varieties and shades. Sometimes disappointment comes at the hands of others, and sometimes we create it all on our own. You know, that weight you were going to lose by now. The degree you were going […]