Jesus

Sermon Starter: Serving in Sorrow

By Thad H. Carter
Scriptures for July 31 Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 While dealing with the death of John, Jesus withdraws to a solitary place.  Even… read more

Site of Jesus’ Last Supper a Point of Contention for Some Israeli Jews

By Michele Chabin
JERUSALEM (RNS) Ahead of Pope Francis’ visit, Jewish religious and nationalist groups plan to demonstrate Thursday (May 22) to demand that the Israeli government not cede… read more

Liberated

By Shane Raynor
The Bible says in 1 Peter that we're “liberated by the precious blood of Christ.” (CEB) What are we set free from? And why do some Christians seem to find it so… read more

The Church: It's Where Christ Lives

By Chris Andrews
Acts 2:42-47 No one can make the case that the Christian faith is theoretical. It is not a system of thought, a bank of words, or a collection of ideas. Ultimately the Christian… read more

Was Jesus Divine? Publisher Hedges Bets with Bart Ehrman's New Book

By John Murawski
(RNS) Set side by side, the book jackets look almost like matching woodblock prints of a bearded, haloed figure. The titles mirror each other, too, featuring the same trio of… read more

Disabling Temptations

By Brett Younger
Matthew 4:1-11 Most of the time, without any real thought, we do what we want to do and make inferior choices. We trivialize sin when we think of it as an error in judgment. Sin… read more
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