Very powerful imagery!
Mark 1:16-20 16 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 17 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!”Continue reading “A Call to Follow, Not a Call to Lead”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) Introduction I learned soContinue reading “An Invitation to Change”
What do you call most rich black person? Divorced from his/her community.
v. 35) Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (v. 36) As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.” (v. 37) No, in all theseContinue reading “A Reason Not to Fear”
Luke 2:7-10 Introduction This text describes some tough times. First, it was tax time. Time to pay those infamous taxes that make the middle class and the poor cringe. It was tax time. And in order to pay the tax, Joseph and Mary had to travel all the way back to Bethlehem, the city ofContinue reading “Good News in Tough Times”
Matthew 2:12-15 Introduction Joseph and Mary were ecstatic; a caravan of kings from the East, from Midian, Ephah, and Sheba; those wise sages from the East had come bearing gifts for her son. Now this was extraordinary and the gifts, wow, the gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Isaiah said they would come: “Nations shallContinue reading “Living in Exile”