All tagged Service

On a Serious Approach to Scriptural Exposition

I am a mere month away from entering my first post as a senior pastor. Last week, that reality felt months and months away. Now, it feels more imminent than ever. For a while now, my wife and I have tried to make sense of our feelings as we entertain this significant season of transition in our lives, explaining our emotions as some strange amalgamation of nervous excitement.

Secret Service: A Sermon from John 3, 7, & 19

One of the most famous verses in the entire Bible comes from John 3 and Jesus’s dialogue with the Pharisee, Nicodemus. Though the verse, John 3:16, has almost become common parlance in certain spheres, the true import and lasting effects of Jesus’s conversation have largely gone unnoticed. What happened to Nicodemus after his twilight talk with Christ? Look no further than the rest of John’s Gospel.

Secret Service

Those words of Christ, which read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life,” have been so popularized throughout history, near colloquial, that even unbelievers and non-followers of Jesus are, at the very least, familiar with the words.

The Mystery of Service

Somehow, there’s a disconnect. Somewhere along the way, focus is lost and distractions dominate. What’s significant loses its luster because of the effort that it requires. As fallen mankind, we lack the necessary consideration and wherewithal obligated by such a decree.

The Sacrifice of Life

The relationship between the Christ-follower and God is all about pursuit — pursuing a deeper and more intimate knowledge of the Creator with every breath we’re allowed to take. This pursuit of God is a relentless “following hard after” him.