This past weekend, instead of preaching a sermon on the boy who gave his lunch away from John chapter 6, I wrote a story to illustrate it. I think it's far better to read the story than hear me read it to you, so here you go. One day a boy named Josiah said to … Continue reading Josiah’s Lunch Break
Have you seen those Virtual Reality glasses? Have you used them. Almost real, but not quite... Have you heard of Augmented Reality? Where your smartphone or tablet or computer helps you see what's real, but even better? What about "real" reality? Anybody still interested in that? This weekend at Norwood Grace we're going to "get … Continue reading Reality
This is a continuation of my exploration of songs from LIGHT. Ephesians in chapter two tells us that we "who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, … Continue reading Light – Part 6: All So Lost
This is a continuation of my exploration of songs from LIGHT. "Anointed One" is supposed to be offensive. Yeah... I know... right? I was thinking of making it speed metal or something, but decided you wouldn't even bother listening then. But I very intentionally crafted the song to basically sing, as worship, the meaning of … Continue reading Light – Part 5: Anointed One
There was some discussion recently (on an internet group) about what Worship is. That's fine, but here's what's annoying. I was the first (and I think the last) of the discussants to actually appeal to Scripture. Most if not all of the other folks brought up some wonderful nice thoughts about how it's like … Continue reading What Worship Is
Psalm 36 is really beautiful, and the section from verse 5 on was used to great effect for a great song from Third Day called "Your Love O Lord" that many of us sing in church from time to time. Today I'm struck by the first four verses. 1 Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within … Continue reading What My Life Verse SHOULD Be
I just heard two songs on Christian radio. One was a very beautifully written and recorded song that reminded us how much God watches out for us... except it took two Scriptures so far out of context as to twist their meaning and turn God into a Spiritual Vending Machine... which he is not... It … Continue reading A tale of two lyrics.