Will You Let Jesus Wash Your Feet?

By Marsha Brown Woodward
Text: John 13:1-17 Theme: It takes courage to risk being open with Christ. Sermon Outline FROM PETER'S PERSPECTIVE Set the stage by retelling the story from the perspective of… read more

The Mandate

By C. Chappell Temple
John 13:1-17, 31b-35 The prophets may have called them "beautiful," at least when they belonged to those who brought good news to others. On the whole, however, most of us would… read more

Jesus Prepares the Disciples

By Thomas Lane Butts
John 13:1-17, 31b-35 We come now to John's account of the beginning of the end of Jesus' earthly life. This is the beginning of his passion. John establishes the mood of Jesus… read more

Walking with Joseph

By John D.I. Essick
Mark 15 As much as we think Mark has prepared us for Jesus' death, there is probably a part in each of us that holds out hope that it won't end the same this year. Maybe the crowd … read more

Examining John Piper's "Masculine" Christianity

By Christian Piatt
I really want to give John Piper the benefit of the doubt. Given that he's a minister in the Baptist tradition, it doesn't surprise me when he only refers to God as "he" or when… read more

Blinding Light into Lent

By Clifton Stringer
The harshest and most unwelcome light I can recall woke me up at 6 AM in Brownsville, TX during the mission trips on which my church sent the middle school youth group. Lights… read more

Pastor Visibility: Why Less is More

By Shane Raynor
I've attended churches where the pastor is a highly visible presence in the worship service from beginning to end. I've also been to churches where you'd probably have a difficult … read more

Ready for a Miracle

By Melissa Slocum
The movie Big Miracle, which opened last weekend, tells the story of the effort to rescue three gray whales trapped in polar ice off the coast of a small Inuit village in Alaska… read more

Loving Pagans and Tax Collectors

By Matthew L. Kelley
You may have read the story on Matthew Paul Turner's blog recently about a young man named Andrew who was part of Mark Driscoll's Mars Hill Church in Seattle (not to be confused… read more

Worship Suggestions for Holy Saturday

By Ian Heston Doescher
Christian churches seem to be afraid of Holy Saturday. In some churches, no mention is made of Holy Saturday—the congregation leaves in silence on Good Friday and returns in … read more

Risky Bible Reading

By Shane Raynor
One of the best ways to get out of a spiritual or emotional rut is listening to what God has to say about your situation. Recognizing the voice of God isn't always easy, however… read more

A Seasonal Journey

By John D.I. Essick
Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 Perhaps no prophet is more representative of the Lenten season than Jeremiah, and no psalm more appropriate for repentance than Psalm 51… read more
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