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Jesus and the Tornadoes of Alabama

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

photo by Jason Clark, Southcreek Global Media

I’ve spent yesterday and today looking at the devastation that has wrecked my former home of Birmingham, Alabama and the surrounding cities. I find it hard to process the sheer magnitude of it all. For some reason I can look at pictures of tsunami damage in Japan with a comfort of remoteness, but when I see places that I’ve been, streets I’ve driven down, and people I care about afraid, my heart aches and I struggle to find meaning. It is universally human to look for deep meaning in the face of tragedy, and the good news amidst the darkness is  that there is meaning indeed. Jesus tells us there is meaning, and that those who suffer do not do so in vain.

Hopefully this short sermon can be a comfort to those hurting, and those looking for answers.

Tornadoes and Jesus (13:27)

Tornadoes don’t last forever, Jesus does.

You can help the victims of this disaster. CNN has a great guide here.


When God Doesn’t Want to go to Church

April 26, 2011 1 comment

My first 100% new sermon in over a year! The first in the series, “When God Doesn’t Want to Go To Church,” a sermon based on Malachi 1.

When God Doesnt Want to go to Church- Malachi 1

A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’ 7 By offering polluted food upon my altar. But you say, ‘How have we polluted you?’ By saying that the Lord’s table may be despised. 8 When you offer blind animals in sacrifice, is that not evil? And when you offer those that are lame or sick, is that not evil? Present that to your governor; will he accept you or show you favor? says the Lord of hosts. 9 And now entreat the favor of God, that he may be gracious to us. With such a gift from your hand, will he show favor to any of you? says the Lord of hosts. 10 Oh that there were one among you who would shut the doors, that you might not kindle fire on my altar in vain! I have no pleasure in you, says the Lord of hosts, and I will not accept an offering from your hand. 11 For from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts. ~ Malachi 1:6-11 ESV

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