Click on the > icon above to listen. It sounds easy to just pick a lower seat in order to get a higher place. But humility is not just a strategy. It’s not just a way to maneuver ourselves into a more advantageous situation. Humility is recognizing where we really belong, who we really are, […]
Click on the > icon above to listen. Pastor Wentzel considers Jesus’ words about choosing the less prestigious seat. What does it mean for us?
Click on the > icon above to listen. Jesus says that the doorway to eternal life is a narrow door… but it is an open door. It is the only door… but it is a door for you, an opportunity for you to pass from death to life.
Click the > icon above to listen. Jesus says the door to heaven is narrow and a lot of people won’t be going through it. Elsewhere he says that many are called but few are chosen. So it sounds like not many will come to saving faith. And yet, a few verses later he describes […]
Click on the > icon above to listen. Pastor Wentzel talks about running the race of faith, and where our encouragement comes from.
Click the > icon above to listen… Nobody likes to run alone. People run in clubs. They run with friends. They run where others are also running so that they’ll be encouraged to keep going. It’s hard to run alone. the author of Hebrews says that we are not alone. We are surrounded by a […]
Click the > icon above to listen… Jesus told people repeatedly not to be afraid, not to worry. And yet there are also verses in this chapter where he says we *should* be afraid. The problem is not our fear. The problem is what we are afraid of and why. Jesus gives us not just […]
Click the > icon above to listen. It seems like half of our science fiction stories and a lot of the horror movies are about some kind of technology turning against us. There must be something about that fear, that our physical possessions might somehow betray us. In a sense, Jesus warned of the same […]
Click on the > icon above to listen… Doctors Without Borders is an amazing and courageous group of people who leave their own comfort zones to cross all kinds of borders into forbidden or dangerous areas. Abraham didn’t want to have much to do with Sodom or Gomorrah. For very good reasons he would have […]
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