Mark 10:42–45 (NIV): Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants toContinue reading “Power hungry”
I have reached a place in the Gospel of John that causes me to walk slowly. It’s difficult for me when I think I’m in some sort of time crunch, or in a “check off” mode. But this is holy ground.
We may talk a lot about the towel and the basin. We may have some symbol of that sitting in our offices to demonstrate “servanthood.” But it is Jesus who took up that act of servanthood and simply says to us, “Follow my example.”
It’s serving. It is the discipline of service. We want to serve… as long as we get our selfie in and posted somewhere in the social media world. Richard Foster gives me this harsh reminder: There is no flash, no glitz, no titanic anything. Today’s celebrity culture, captive to its pretentious egoism, simply finds suchContinue reading “The no flash, no glitz world we can’t stand”
If we could possibly move away from doing things that we only think are good enough to post on Facebook, think of all the things we actually DO that bless people in the name of the Kingdom. When you think about all of us as believers simply living out the Kingdom in some small way…Continue reading “The small things we do”
Okay, ENOUGH ALREADY! We’ve heard time and TIME AGAIN about the waitress at Applebee’s that posted the receipt from a pastor. The receipt had a note that said, “I give God 10%. Why should you get 18?” Bad Christian! BAD CHRISTIAN! Then, the blogs and comments on blogs, and comments on Facebook fly: “See? ThisContinue reading “You’ve Heard the One About the Bad Tipper”