“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?

What tithing teaches us (It’s not what you think!)

I was asked recently to talk about the concept of tithing - a subject near and dear to the heart of every churchgoer who sees a collection plate pass down the aisle, hears a preacher talk about how putting a tenth in the plate is their obligation to God, and how it's a free-will offering, … Continue reading What tithing teaches us (It’s not what you think!)

Knowing Jesus: Jesus loved as he taught others

As we go through this series, there will no doubt be some overlap in some of the things we'll talk about. That's OK — some things are worth re-emphasizing. And there are some elements so integral to Jesus' character that they influence everything about his life. Jesus' love for people is one of those things. … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Jesus loved as he taught others