Bible Leads: 1 John 5:1-6

Bible Leads is a rendering of my sermon preparation: researching facts & cross-references, drawing up connections through personal experiences, art and music and discerning the essence of the text. Text 1 John 5:1-6 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of … Continue reading Bible Leads: 1 John 5:1-6

Bible Leads: John 10:11-18

Bible Leads is a rendering of my sermon preparation: researching facts & cross-references, drawing up connections through personal experiences, art and music and discerning the essence of the text. TEXT John 10:11-18 ‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming … Continue reading Bible Leads: John 10:11-18

Notes from My Easter Sermon

Just some notes from my sermon this past Easter, April 5, 2015. Preached at Sunnyside United Methodist Church, Portland, OR. Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 I must not believe in resurrection, if I did… Wouldn’t worry Money | Security | Reputation | Future Wouldn’t fear speaking up against things that angered me. Racism | Terrorism | Disdain for the poor Wouldn’t shun the sadness around me Homeless … Continue reading Notes from My Easter Sermon