We Become What We Worship // Quote

source "Almost Christian," Kenda Creasy Dean, p. 1

A Monologue from Joseph on the Birth of Jesus

Share Joseph’s perspective on the birth of Jesus (from Matthew 1:18-23). Dress up in a Bible costume and pretend to be Joseph. Hi. My name is Joseph. You’ve seen me in all the Christmas plays and...

The King.

The fourth chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about kingship. Herod was an Edomite, a descendant of Esau, Jacob (Israel's) brother. Herod ruled Jacob. Rumors of a Messiah born in Bethlehem were doubtful because...

The Good Shepherd.

The third chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about shepherding. "Lead the sheep along the path you want them to follow... don't walk on one path while they're on another. Keep a...

The Bridegroom.

The second chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about the bridegroom. It followed a story of a young man who was preparing a home off of his father's house for his bride....

The Blood Covenant.

The first chapter of the book Echoes of His Presence is about the blood covenant between God and Abraham. When two parties would make a "treaty" they would each slit a goat's throat and...

Discipleship // Empowered by the Holy Spirit

I read an amazing ebook recently called: Discipleship: Empowered by the Holy Spirit The Spirit has to do the work. Apart from the Spirit of Jesus, you can do nothing. I can do nothing. So often...

Mark 12:1-12 // Parable of the Tenants

About a year ago, I taught the parable Jesus shared called the Parable of the Talents found in Mark 12:1-12. During the small group time afterward, I had a phenomenal and productive time with...

Do You Really Believe the Resurrection Story?

What was it like for the disciples when they saw Jesus after His resurrection? How do we describe the feeling, emotion, and huge importance and historical significance of this dead man coming back to life? In...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Take on the Story of David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell addresses the biblical story of David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziGD7vQOwl8?rel=0&w=560&h=315] In large part, biblical interpretation is an imaginative enterprise. The more one can understand and gather information about how...

Tim Keller on: What Encourages You & Discourages You About The Millennial Generation?

Jefferson Bethke did an interview with Tim Keller and asked him: What encourages and discourages you about the millennial generation? Keller shares, "What I see in the younger generation has a positive and negative side... of...

Tim Keller on: Why Is Sex Outside Of Marriage So Destructive?

Jefferson Bethke did an interview with Tim Keller and asked him: Why is sex outside of marriage so destructive? Keller shares, "Porn is destructive because if sex is like money, then porn is the massive devaluation...