[To start at the beginning, click here...and then here.] Fourteen years. Everyone wants to look at the highlight reel, but many of my years have been silent. The Lord prepares us during those times. It may seem like he is inactive, but in reality he is doing the hardest work there is – forming hearts. … Continue reading If I were Paul… (Galatians 2:1-10)
[For part 1, go here] You may think I’m coming at this from a point of condescension. Let me assure you: that could not be farther from the truth. God has left no room in my life for selfish gain or vain conceit, let alone envy of any other message or messenger. It’s important for … Continue reading If I were Paul… (Galatians 1:11-24)
Substance + Form You can sit down, but I have to stand up for this. I know what I want to say, and I know how to say it. Every time I sit down, what I want to say gets me so...agitated...that I end up standing back up and pacing the room. I know how … Continue reading If I were Paul… (Galatians 1:1-10)
And when they saw Him they worshiped Him, but some doubted! He was dead and sealed in a tomb, where He remained for at least 36 hours. He was alive and walked among them, even letting them touch the nail holes in His hands and feet. Later, when Paul tells the details (1 Corinthians 15), … Continue reading …But some doubted.
"There was a day when many of the Israelites found themselves in bondage in Babylon. There was a king of Babylon by the name of Nebuchadnezzar, you read about him a good deal in the book of Daniel, and it stands as an epic that will remain stenciled on the mental sheets of unfolding generations. … Continue reading “But if not…” -A Sermon by Rev. King
Our kids are great bicycle riders. For all 3 of them, we took the training wheels off right about their 4th birthday. For our youngest, that was this week. The face of independence. As a parent, there is something exhilarating about letting go for the first time, and watching your offspring wobble down the sidewalk. You stay … Continue reading Taking off the training wheels
The first time the phrase "agree to disagree" appears in print is in a John Wesley sermon, written for the 1770 funeral of George Whitefield, fellow founder of the Methodist Church. Apparently, the two men made a sport of arguing theology, but in the end always kept perspective and left as friends. Wesley wrote this: … Continue reading “Agree to Disagree” – is it still possible?!