As I read through the Bible this year, I am writing a nonet poem for each of its sixty-six books. Here are my nonets for the first five books of the New Testament, the four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles.
Being Doers of the Word: My Sermon on James 1:17-27
In the Letter of James we are invited to "be doers of the word, and not merely hearers." What does that mean for us today? Here is my answer, in my sermon on James 1:17-27.
How Many Loaves Have You?
One of my favorite questions in Scripture is this one from Jesus: “How many loaves have you?” And it is one that I remind myself of whenever I am feeling overwhelmed by the needs that I see around me.
Resting with Jesus: My Sermon on Mark 6:30-34
In a world that is busier than ever, Jesus invites us come and find rest. Here is my sermon on Mark 6:30-34.
Two by Two: My Sermon on Mark 6:1-13
When Jesus sent his apostles out on their first mission trip, he gave them simple rules to follow, which are good rules for us, too. Here is my sermon on Mark 6:1-13.
From Healing to Peace: My Sermon on Mark 5:21-43
Jesus wants more for us than to be healed of disease. He wants to give us his peace. Here is my sermon on Mark 5:21-43.
Even Though He Sleeps, Christ Is in the Boat: My Sermon on Mark 4:35-41
"Even Though He Sleeps, Christ Is in the Boat" - My Sermon on Mark 4:35-41
Who Do You Say that I Am?
This is another in my series exploring Scripture's most compelling questions, in this case the question asked by Jesus to his first disciples and to all who would follow him.
Mustard Seeds and Majesty: My Sermon on Mark 4:26-34
In a world that can sometimes be lacking in mystery and majesty, the kingdom of God described in the parables of Jesus offers us both.
Now that the Strong Man Is Bound: My Sermon on Mark 3:20-35
Jesus came to bind the strong man, Satan, so that we would be free to live out Jesus' mission. Here is my sermon on Mark 3:20-35.