Tag: Gospel of John

Five Things I Wish I’d Learned About Preaching Twenty Years Ago

I love preaching/teaching/sermonizing (or whatever the kids are calling it these days). I gave my first sermon as a seventeen-year-old, way back in 1998. That’s almost twenty years ago, and I can’t get my brain around that information as I type it. In the…

Famous Last Words: I Am Thirsty

For part one, click here.  For part two, click here.  For part three, click here.  For part four, click here. John 19v28, CEB After this, knowing that everything was already completed, in order to fulfill the scripture, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” We come…

Famous Last Words: Don’t Forget Your Mother

For the First Word, click here. For the Second Word, click here. John 19:25-27 Jesus’ mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood near the cross. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing…

Don’t Hold On: The Importance of Being Open to Change

We want the people, communities, and traditions we love to be static and unchanging, but in resisting change, we ultimately stunt the growth and transformation of these same people, communities, and traditions.

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