This verse has been playing through my head this past week since it was part of the Daily Lectionary. It comes from Mark 11:23 Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe that what you… Continue reading do not doubt in your heart
One of the Lectionary readings for this coming Sunday is Hebrews 5:1-10. We get a brief glimpse and mention of a priest named Melchizedek. Don’t be discouraged if you have no clue who this reference is to. He has little reference throughout the Bible, yet appears to be someone that we should somewhat look up… Continue reading The Order of Melchizedek
I will admit that as a pastor I was confronted by the usual internal question of, “how am I going to preach good news to this text” this past week. The assigned gospel lesson for this past Sunday was Mark 10:2-16, which has Jesus responding to the Pharisees question, “Is it lawful for a man… Continue reading What Constitutes Adultery?