Tag: weakness

  • How to Come Back

    How to Come Back

    1 Corinthians 11:17–33 It’s almost over it seems. The time of being masked and constrained nears its end. On the other hand, already another strain of COVID is showing up, but the reality is that we, as an entire world, are at our limits. It seems great that we’re almost there, except that we really…

  • No One Can

    No One Can

    Psalm 133; Daniel 2:1–23; Acts 4:23–31 “If ____ can’t do it, then no one can!” I’ve heard that phrase somewhere. The implication within the phrase that whoever goes in the blank is the deciding factor as to whether something can get done. Sometimes I really wish the blank could be filled. “If _______ can’t get…

  • Wood and Metal

    Wood and Metal

    The cross is morbid. It is brutal. It is death in the midst of life on earth.

  • Examples and Warnings

    Examples and Warnings

    Psalm 107:1–16; Numbers 20:1–13; 1 Corinthians 10:6–13 Imagine saying, “Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his faithful love lasts forever,” to the Israelites at Kadesh. Those words would have been grating (at best) the ears of all the tongues lashing against Moses and Aaron. The Psalmist also wrote, “So they cried out to…

  • In God We Trust?

    In God We Trust?

    As much as we often want to overlook our weaknesses, it is those weaknesses that make Christ a stumbling block even for his followers.

  • Just the Right Size

    Just the Right Size

    Temptation often comes when we think too much or too little of ourselves. It is usually in those times of weakness that we have the greatest likelihood to succumb.

  • Wait and See

    Wait and See

    As we read the Scriptures, it becomes apparent that often the call on God’s people is not to do great things, but to witness and testify to the great things that God has done.

  • No Name

    No Name

    Proverbs 8:1–2; Mark 3:13–19 Many people have had nicknames growing up. Some of them were insulting. Some of them were just strange. Others were relating an individual to something else. Others were shortening of a proper name of the person. “Captain” was sometimes used in my childhood (thank you, Star Trek). Ian is pretty hard…