The Unleavened Bread of Sincerity and Truth

“Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”Continue reading “The Unleavened Bread of Sincerity and Truth”

What Made Jesus Glad–and Still Does

A few weeks ago, I wrote about things that made Jesus mad. Today, I felt it was important to follow up with some of the things that made Jesus glad. We can assume that if certain behaviors or attitudes were pleasing to Jesus while he was here as a man, they still please him whenContinue reading “What Made Jesus Glad–and Still Does”

Stay Salty!

Jesus was brilliant with metaphors. In a discourse about the cost of being a disciple, Jesus asks audience rhetorically, “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again?” Then he teaches, “Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.” (Mark 9:50). In Luke he adds,Continue reading “Stay Salty!”