Month: April 2014

Easter 2014

“It has always struck me as remarkable that when the writers of the four Gospels come to the most important part of the story they have to tell, they tell it in whispers. The part I mean, of course, is the part about the resurrection. The Jesus who was dead is not dead anymore. He has risen. He is here. According to the Gospels there was no choir of angels to proclaim it. There was no sudden ...[Read More]

Feed My Sheep

1.  Two fishing stories.  Book-ends really. The first in Luke 5:1-11 and the second in John 21. Luke 5:5-11: 5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and ...[Read More]

Feed My Sheep: John 21

    Two fishing stories.  Book-ends really. The first in Luke 5:1-11 and the second in John 21  Luke 5:5-11:   5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, an ...[Read More]

The Meaning of Life: Ecclesiastes 1

1.  The lesson this morning is on the meaning of life. It reminds me of a conference a couple of years ago when a friend, Os Guinness, was assigned the topic “What is Truth?” and given fourteen minutes to speak.  What do you say about the meaning of life in the time we have this morning?  It’s either too little or too much.  So, let’s turn to the first chapter of the book o ...[Read More]