“Love the Lord:” But what does that really mean?

Most people familiar with the teachings of Jesus can tell you what he considered to be “the greatest commandment.” They may not know exactly where it is, but somewhere in the Bible, Jesus tells us that “You shall love the Lord,” is the most important thing, and that a close second is “Love your neighbor … Continue reading “Love the Lord:” But what does that really mean?

Are we seeking the glory that comes from God?

This month I’m doing some reading in the book of John, which is a great book to read because it has so many levels, from clear, basic teachings of the gospel to deep, complex ideas about who Jesus is and what that should mean to us as his disciples. And in the fifth chapter, Jesus … Continue reading Are we seeking the glory that comes from God?

“Failing upward:” How to succeed in service to God

Have you ever heard the phrase “failing upward?” If you follow sports, you’ve probably seen a lot of it – or at least it feels that way. The coaching ranks are rife with people who failed miserably at their last job, got fired, and were immediately hired by someone. If our team does the hiring, … Continue reading “Failing upward:” How to succeed in service to God

Sunday lesson: Jesus and the Adulterous Woman

Writing in the dirt: What we can learn from Jesus and the adulterous woman, John 8:2-11

Lesson date: Sunday, April 14, 2019 Kimberly church of Christ Kimberly, AL One of the great — and often misused — stories in the Bible is that found in John 8, of the woman caught in adultery. In many ways, this story really isn't about the woman, or her sin. It's about the relationship between … Continue reading Sunday lesson: Jesus and the Adulterous Woman

Lecture series: “Who was Jesus, and what does that mean for me?”

Jesus is a historical (despite the protests of some) and spiritual figure who has divided people for centuries since his brief period of public ministry. It seems safe to say that no one has ever impacted the world in such a short time. No one could, except for one who came as the son of … Continue reading Lecture series: “Who was Jesus, and what does that mean for me?”