Many of us are a little wary of signing our life over to Jesus. “Eh, I think I’ll just go to Mass on Sunday, Father. I don’t need any of this uber Catholic stuff.” So our goal today is to discover, “What is holding me back from surrendering my life to Jesus?” And when we know that, to be strengthened in confidence that I can (and should) surrender my life to Him.
“Rerouting…” Week 9: Fork In the Road
We have been rescued, rerouted, redeemed, saved. And that’s amazingly good news! BUT, it still begs one question: “How do I respond?”
“Rerouting…” Week 8: Bridge Restored
Today we arrive at the startling, and yet overwhelming discovery of what God has done about the situation we find ourselves in. And it changed everything.
“Rerouting…” Week 7: Icy Roads
This week, the bad news gets a little worse, or at least a little more personal. The line between good and evil isn’t just “out there,” or a mythical abstraction. It is real. And the line between good and evil…cuts pretty close to home.
“Rerouting…” Week 6: Bridge Out
So God’s creation is incredible! And humanity is lifted to such an exalted position. So what happened? Why is everything so obviously messed up?
Entering the Mystery of Holy Week
Holy Week isn’t a mental exercise in theology, but a time to put on the mind of the Messiah and walk with him.
LENT #5: New, not Normal
The promise is not anything normal. The promise is something new, finally. And this newness can, in fact, often be quite backwards and unexpected. And yet, it is precisely this that fulfills and satisfies in the most unforeseen and unforeseeable ways.
LENT #4: A Tale of Two Sons
Sin is not just breaking the Father’s rules. Holiness is not just following the Father’s rules. We’re playing a different game.
LENT #3: The Wells We Dig
The good news is that it is beside our well, the well we have dug out in our desert, that the Lord waits for us. Not on the other side of the desert—waiting for us to figure it out ourselves. No, he’s there. And it’s there—and only there—that the Lord offers to give us a water that will quench our thirst forever, that will give us “eternal life,” the life that come through Jesus, the life we saw in his Transfiguration—the life we’re looking for.
LENT #2: The Path to Transfiguration
The account of the Transfiguration is more than a cool party trick. It reveals a path toward the radiant and transformed life we all want.