Unity in the Cross and not the Ceremony

Amos was a prophet who spoke against the vanity of big ceremonies when the lives of the people are filled with injustice and unrighteousness. Amos 5:18-24 was the Old Testament read yesterday in my congregation. I preached on this lesson, and I found myself still circling around this text when I woke up today. I... Continue Reading →


Beware of the fancy robes

Mark 12:38-44 Jesus said, “Beware of the scribes…” The scribes were the Jerusalem religious establishment. When Jesus warns the disciples about the scribes he is doing more than speaking against generic hypocrisy. The scribes wished to walk around in their long robes and get greeted in the marketplaces. They wanted the best seats in the... Continue Reading →

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