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Mar 19, 2019

Does sarcasm hit you hard?  Have you been ridiculed by clever or close friends whose words are like knives?  In the last moments before Jesus’ death he had insults added to injury like no one else and he willingly took them.  He took them in our place so God’s good words will be all we hear when we face death. We...


Mar 18, 2019

If you grew up following Christ or even just with the story of Good Friday as something you heard and learned, Jesus’ death may be old news and seem obvious or not interesting or significant. We need to raise the next generation of Christ followers to ever be shocked and amazed that God could die and would be willing...


Mar 15, 2019

Have you ever thrown your phone or destroyed something valuable because you were mad.  The high priest did that when he tore his clothes after he was given the most true message from Jesus -- that he was the Almighty God, there to save him. We need to be ready and get our children ready for such a reaction when we share...


Mar 14, 2019

People looked and tried but they could not find anything that Jesus ever did wrong.  What if they did that about you or about your kids? What would they find? We rejoice that Jesus gives his perfection to us as we train the next generation.


Mar 13, 2019

Peter abandoned Jesus when he was arrested but still had enough courage to follow him at a distance.  Modern day Christians can be tempted to follow Jesus to try and keep a connection but not follow close enough to risk being seen as his followers.  As we disciple the next generation we need to train them to follow...