We aren’t the first to be ashamed about Jesus

Romans 1:16: "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile." Most of us who have endeavored to follow Christ probably came across this verse early in our journey of faith. While I am … Continue reading We aren’t the first to be ashamed about Jesus

The Apostle Paul changed his mind about women…perhaps someday we will too.

Jewish men would often pray this morning prayer: "Thanks be to God that He did not make me a Gentile, that He did not make me an ignorant slave, or a woman."(1) Paul's words in Galatians 3:28 seem to purposefully upend this prayer: (In Christ Jesus) There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor … Continue reading The Apostle Paul changed his mind about women…perhaps someday we will too.

The 80/20 Problem – A Different View (Scripture Impressions and Digressions)

[This is an impression and digression from my sermon at FBC Tulsa on 4/29/2012] Most churches today are all too familiar with the 80/20 principle. This concept is described as follows: 80% of the essential service of the church is done by only 20% of the church's people. The exact ratio will obviously vary from … Continue reading The 80/20 Problem – A Different View (Scripture Impressions and Digressions)