Old Guys Rule: Moses and Relentless Love

God’s written Word is full of seasoned men and women whose lives are worthy of a hard second glance. Moses rates among the very top of such a list of people. Numbers 21:4-9 paints for us a stunning picture of an elderly man pouring himself into the next generation, and doing so with an unconditional READ MORE

Bronze Serpents and Sacred Cows: A Reprise

Anticipating this weekend’s sermon from our series entitled, “Lies the Church Believes,” I’m reprising this posting from the Fall of 2008. This weekend’s message: “Lie #3: Tradition is More Important than the Mission of the Church.” The people of Israel mastered two tasks during their trek through the wilderness: winding their way through the mountain READ MORE

Bronze Serpents and Sacred Cows

The people of Israel mastered two tasks during their trek through the wilderness: winding their way through the mountain passes and desert straits, and whining as they went. In fact, their impatience was so irritating to God that at one point He sent poisonous snakes to smite them. Numbers 21:8-9 develops the story, saying, “And READ MORE