Unload Condemnation (Part 3 of 3)

Ever been ashamed of yourself?    Just, utterly, no-excuses ashamed?  A want-to-find-a-hole-in-the-ground-and-dive-into-it-and-never-be-seen-again shamed?  Embarrassed about it to the point of being terribly uncomfortable with some people?  I have and it was recent, not years ago when I was a spiritual kid and could use that as an excuse.  Think about the shameful experiences of these Bible … Continue reading Unload Condemnation (Part 3 of 3)

Unload Condemnation (Part 2 of 3)

Luke, the Gospel writer, tells us tensions were high between Jesus and the Pharisees (chapter 7).  Jesus was the guest of Simon the Pharisee.  The host had ignored basics of hospitality.  No washing of feet, greeting (kiss, v. 45), no anointing oil for the heads of his guests (v. 46). Possibly others were aware of … Continue reading Unload Condemnation (Part 2 of 3)

Unload Condemnation (Part 1 of 3)

“All the love and acceptance which perfect obedience could obtain from God, belongs to the genuine Christian because Christ was perfectly obedient on your behalf” – Charles Spurgeon Horrible Pie  A Seattle friend told a group of guys, “We were at a family dinner and were served dessert. It was pie, and it was horrible.  Some … Continue reading Unload Condemnation (Part 1 of 3)

The Parable of the Ledge (Part 2 of 4)

Part 1 was about an older man on Chicago’s L and his conversation with his fellow passengers, which is about a man on a high mountain ledge (That’s a one paragraph review of Part 1). “While the man in our story knows he is on a dangerous ledge, humanity, generally speaking, does not know this. … Continue reading The Parable of the Ledge (Part 2 of 4)