Pastor Note #71: Loving Each Other in Words

Loving Each Other in Words The sad truth is that not all churches are places where people treat each other well.  Some churches can become notorious for the way their people are prone to fight and mistreat each other.  Jesus said, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love … Continue reading

Prayer Note #56 — A Prayer for First Responders

A Prayer for First Responders “You must not go about as a slanderer among your people.  You must not stand idly by when your neighbor’s life is at stake. I am the Lord.  You must not hate your brother in your heart.  You must surely reprove your fellow citizen so that you do not incur … Continue reading

Sermon #27 — Loving Like Jesus — 1 John 2: 7-11

Love is a powerful, persistent, and sometimes perplexing priority of the Bible.  In his first letter, John works the topic of love hard.  He won’t let us weasel out by making love some vague attitude like niceness.  He (just like Jesus and all Bible writers) refuses to allow us to think of love as a … Continue reading