The Sunday Lesson
Observations, Sacred Texts, Ideas, and Study
Wherein I mostly take the words of Jesus and try to understand them as a contemporary Israelite. I say mostly, but anything is up for conversation. It’s true for the entire site, but I especially encourage engagement here. And especially enforce what used to be common courtesy.
Published every Sunday at 1:35. After church, of course.
Jesus teaches in the temple.
G is ready to help, and your church family is, too, but here’s the teaching: G wants you to handle the problem.
I know what he wouldn’t do. He wouldn’t pull a tract out of his toga of the four or six or however many spiritual laws there are. I can tell you that would turn off every person there.
I’m going to reveal a secret here. It’s a basis for my theology and can get me in trouble. It informs all my study and thoughts about thinking and humanity and G.
On most Sundays, I publish the Sunday Lesson. They’re nothing more than an observation or an idea or a study I’m working on that has useful applications. I feel deeply blessed and deeply responsible to write this. I schedule the posts to publish at 1:35. If you miss...
Remember the words of Jesus: “every branch that does bear fruit, He prunes to make it bear even more.”
We noticed the problem when he ran through the living room with a four-inch red string hanging out of his rear-end.
Mal held her hand up, counting fingers as we spoke. “We’re alive, we’re together, we love each other, and G will see us through.”
Here, we have Lazarus ill, and his sisters – believing that Jesus is the Messiah – send for the Healer. Remember, this isn’t like me calling Benny Hinn on the phone to wrangle a healing out of him.
To make himself even more irritating, he throws rocks at David’s retinue like a petulant second-grader. Then he pulls the ultimate Middle-Eastern irritant by throwing handfuls of dust in the air, an act of extreme derision and disrespect.
Secondly, read your Bible more. Lots more. There are different ways to read anything, and what I recommend here is not studying but soaking. Read the Bible until its thoughts swamp you.
Everyone was happy. Everyone knew that what they expected was coming true. It was the time. The time they had waited a millennia for.
Go to any website or podcast spouting off about making you the best you and there will be advice about The Morning Routine. It’s sacrosanct theology among self-helpers though I’ve never once read an analysis showing that following a successful person’s routine and habits will guarantee your own success.