Ministering to the Least (Part 2)

In the last post, I highlighted some key points from one of Dr. Evans’ sermon series titled #Second: Rekindling a Heart for Others—Ministering to the Least. In this one, I’ll continue with another key passage he outlined… Continue reading

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Ministering to the Least (Part 1)

If you spend enough time working outdoors in the sun, it will soon become evident when the sun has affected you. A lot of people will avoid the sun, because they want to remain cool indoors and they don’t want to be overrun by the heat. On a hot, humid day, I can hardly blame them.

According to Dr. Tony Evans, it will also be clear when the SON has affected you. And one of the key ways to see that effect is in the lasting impact a follower of Jesus has on those he or she touches, and in turn how those people make an impact on others still, and so on and so forth. It’s what Francis Chan refers to as the “multiply movement” or disciples making disciples.

In the next few posts, I’ll highlight key points from one of Dr. Evans’ sermon series titled #Second: Rekindling a Heart for Others—Ministering to the Least. Continue reading

Sinful Woman Cleans Jesus' Feet

At the Feet of Another

There is a story in Luke 7:36-50 that reveals an interesting account of forgiveness. One of the Pharisees, named Simon, had invited Jesus to have dinner with him. Simon wanted to essentially check into this so-called “Messiah,” and if in fact, Jesus was a prophet.

Earlier in the day, some random woman had gotten word that Jesus would be there, so she decided to show up at the dinner table, completely uninvited.

Now this particular woman was regarded as a “sinful woman” (although we are not told specifically what she had done to earn that title). One could only imagine what it must have been that caused her to be rejected by her community. Yet, the uninvited woman, who heard that Jesus was to be present that night, braved the judgment of others to show up. She even brought a jar of expensive perfume just so she could clean and touch Jesus’ feet. Continue reading

Three crosses with a sunset.

When There’s No Time to “Get Right”

Many of us remember and reflected on the crucifixion this Easter weekend, but did you ever think of those two men on either side of Jesus? Sure, compared to Christ these two men (“criminals” as they are labeled in Scripture) are insignificant, but there is an important lesson we can take from it. And a closer comparison to our own lives that we might be able to relate to.

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