Posts from February 2018

“Jesus Is Not a Means to Our Ends” John 6:1-21

Nine-year-old Danny came bursting out of Sunday School like a wild stallion.  His eyes were darting in every direction as he tried to locate either mom or dad.  Finally, after a quick search, he grabbed his Daddy by the leg and yelled, “Man, that story of Moses and all those people crossing the Red Sea was great!”  His father looked down, smiled, and asked the boy to tell him about it.

“Not Understanding Jesus” John 3:1-17

What we say is not always what is heard or understood.  Often we will have a conversation with someone, and we will say something with a particular intended meaning, yet the other person will receive a different message.  We receive messages through our own filters.  As a person who was raised in Georgia, I have […]

“This Man Is Not Normal” John 4:5-18

Dear Abby was a syndicated advice newspaper column from 1956-2000 written by a woman whose pen name was Abigail Van Buren; the column has continued since 2002 with Abby’s daughter providing advice through the Chicago Sun Times.  Years ago, Amy Mulrooney wrote a letter to Dear Abby hoping that the stranger who helped her at a busy airport in Washington state would see her letter and know how much she appreciated his generosity.