Contributed on Feb 24, 2015
Some say 'Jesus is just another man.' How would you respond?
“Cross Currents: Jesus Is Just Another Man” Col. 1:1-14 Have you ever heard someone say, “Jesus is just another man - a great one, perhaps, but just another man.” Professor Virginia Ramey Mollenkott is a leading teacher of this view – she states “Jesus is ...read more
Contributed on Mar 3, 2015
In all things, in everything, Jesus is preeminent - even creation.
“”Cross Currents: It’s Just A Big Bang Theory” Col. 1:15-17 Advertisers know that we think bigger is better - especially if it’s bigger at a lesser price. So we have 2 for 1 dinner coupons, double discount or double coupon days at the grocery store, and even ...read more
Contributed on Mar 12, 2015
When phrases like "At my church..." or "I was at her church and..." remain unchallenged, they fill our sub-consciences and begin to subtly affect our attitude about the church.
“Cross Currents: It’s Our Church” Colossians 1:18-29 “At our church…” “Well my church…” “I was at Swindoll’s church and…” “She was saying that at her church…” Familiar phrases – ones ...read more
Contributed on Mar 17, 2015
Just what is the truth about truth?
“Cross Currents: It’s All Relative” Col 2:6-15 A cartoon pictured Pastor Wilkins behind his desk, a look of utter disbelief on his face. Standing in front of him was a church member, Mrs. Trent. She had just said “According to my horoscope, this is a good week to preach ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2015
'In you heart you know what's right?' Do we rally?
“Cross Currents: In Your Heart You Know What’s Right” Col. 3:1-17 The post on Facebook by one of my high school classmates read, “We don't need religion to be moral – in our hearts we know what's right”' It’s a popular sentiment. “Just follow your ...read more
Contributed on Mar 31, 2015
The whole world can't be wrong - can it?
“Cross Currents: The Whole World Can’t be Wrong” John 12:12-19; Col 4:2-18 I can’t imagine how he must have felt. I’d like to have been there. Joshua was the new leader of Israel. Imagine following the footsteps of Moses. That’s a tall order. I have a little ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2015
The world has its way of identifying winners and losers. But then, so does the cross.
“Cross Currents: Who’s the Biggest Loser?” 1Cor. 15:1-8, 20-28 Most of us do not think of losing as a good thing. Losing is the last thing we want to do. Just ask the 62 teams who are no longer in the NCAA tournament. Yet sometimes losing can be good. One of the popular ...read more