A Sketch of Romans 6:1-14

A Sketch of Romans 6:1-14

I’m going to preach Romans 6:1-14 for the Confirmation Service on Sunday (it is the text from the Narrative Lectionary and it is perfect for this event). The theme is Alive in Christ. Here is a sequence of images that help me think through Paul’s argument....

From Slave to Child | Friday Bible Reading

Friday, May 15. Romans 8:1-17. What would motivate you more: a slave master yelling at you, beating you into submission; or a loving mother or father encouraging you to do your best? That seems like a no brainer, doesn’t it? Paul uses these two metaphors in...
Thursday Bible Reading | Can’t See a Good Thing…

Thursday Bible Reading | Can’t See a Good Thing…

Thursday, February 19. Matthew 12:15-32. Jesus is turning the world upside down. That is our theme for Lent this year. Do you know what happens when you turn the world upside down? The people who thought they were on top are suddenly on the bottom. That doesn’t...
A Sketch of Romans 6:1-14

Abide in Me | Plugged In

Here is an updated illustration of John 15:1-5. I’m trying to connect Jesus’ metaphor of the Vine to a contemporary metaphor of electricity. In John 15, the Creator is the Vinegrower, Jesus is the Vine, the Spirit is the power of life flowing from every...
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