In the last week, commands become conversations.

Sometimes, some things we read in the Bible get turned into obligations rather than opportunities. Or they become lectures rather than conversations. This week we’ve been looking at what Jesus said every morning, including the last week of his life (Monday and Tuesday). It’s familiar to many of us: “Love the Lord your God with […]

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A daily commitment, even in the last week.

How did Jesus get up and walk to Jerusalem every day, into the faces of the people that hated him most, that he loved most? Because every day he asked himself a question: What’s the greatest commandment? And he answered: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all […]

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Living in the last week.

During the last week of Jesus’s life, he spent his days teaching. He was in Jerusalem, the center of his religion. He was in the temple, the heart of his religion. He was being debated by the main religious and political parties every day. During that week, he would be talking with normal people who […]

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Good enough

Someone asked me recently if I was a woodworker. I’m not. Not in the sense of excellent work, learning all the skills, creating fine furniture-grade heirlooms to be treasured forever. But I do make things, from time to time, out of wood. I watch shows with real woodworkers who create fine furniture-grade heirlooms, who remodel […]

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