The Wounded Healing the Wounded

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in General Rant, Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Sermons, Society at Large, Uncategorized | 0 comments

One of the most profound, yet confusing passages in the writings of the prophets is from the book of  Isaiah, chapter 53, verses 4-6. Isaiah 53:4-6 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like...

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What Are You Looking For?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2008 in Leading the Church, Leading the Local Congregation, Methodism | 0 comments

Yesterday, I preached a sermon that asked and partially answered a question of faith. “What are you looking for?” Part of the answer acknowledged the searching questions that occupy our own hearts and affirmed the validity of that search. There’s nothing wrong with seeking out authentic wholeness. St. Augustine’s God-Shaped Hole comes in a variety of flavors, so different people are looking for different things. I happen...

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