Another Note from John FletcherSep 22, 2023
How much stuff does God think we need?
The sweet you
How long does it take you to get a little grumpy?
Who are you following that's following Jesus?
Stories to tell
How many of your countless blessings can you remember?
Deserts & classrooms
What classroom has taught you the most faith?
Keep still, but keep moving
If you drop your sandal while crossing the Red Sea, do you stop to pick it up?
Would Jesus have used PowerPoint at the last supper?
Looking the part
If you were a fig tree, would Jesus scare you?
Who's in charge?
What would Jesus protest?
We are what God created us to be, a special possession.
A Holy Alignment
supposedly, we won't take care of "our people" if we focus on others first. If that's the case, we don't know how to be church.
The song is only new if you are.
If God is greater, how can we cross our arms and settle for less-than-great things happening in our lives?
Winning the Lottery
Always notice how easy it is for us to accuse others and justify ourselves.
Covering our eyes
How many of us know the feeling of having to cover our eyes during a kissing scene on TV?
The bad news first
Are you a good news first or bad news first kind of person?
My parish is my world
We're called to be a faithful presence where we are.
A moving prayer
Imagine an entire church committing to pray that over each other.
I can't help it
I'd make a good bartender.
When I say preach Jesus, I mean it.
Nothing to prove
Thinking too lowly of yourself doesn't acknowledge God's good work within you. Thinking too much of yourself keeps you from noticing the goodness of God.
Y'all need Jesus
God is pleading with them just the same.
Critical Faith Theory
We can learn to spot our own unfaithfulness when we read all the examples of faith the Bible gives us.
A part of it all
How can you share our witness with other Christians?
Miles to go
I'm sure I've even traveled more than Jesus did.
It's easy to thank God when you're hungry. What about when you're full?
Expect God to do something
Lord, I know you're true to your faithfulness.
Back to it
With God's blessing and the assurance of God's love, get back to it.
Snakes on a stick
The people would still need to look at a snake to live from just getting bit by a snake.
Where to get pan dulce
You know where you go!
Joy is an appropriate response. Joy is also a witness.
The Jesus inconvenience
Doesn't that mean we will go after the lost one, too?
Before anger gets the best of you
While anger's influence is strong, it doesn't have to be permanent.
When you're not ready for a hurricane
Like some experts before the 1900 storm, some of us expect we'll never experience weakness or brokenness.
Being unashamed means you'll live in a way that demonstrates the power of the gospel.
A fast response
I fast really fast.
I always thought you had to be special to ride a float.
There's talk of revival
We can't talk our way to revival.
Accept you're accepted
Christ is enough. You can't add to what God has already done in Jesus.
The risk of faith
The hardest faith decision we'll make is what to give up for Lent.
A need to celebrate
As we live into the goodness of God, we see there is more to celebrate.
Tech wisdom and Jesus
When wisdom comes into your heart and when knowledge delights your soul.
Jesus loves you, but I'm his favorite.
A telling difference
What once scared the people is now a fundamental belief for us.
The scary thing is, sometimes, they make our same mistakes.
Plain to see
My apologies. I just caught up on the State of the Union and all that happens after it.
Wisdom wants us to be whole and even happy.
We'd go with something Yeti to protect what we have. But God has always used clay jars.
While your number of steps keeps you healthy, what guides your steps keeps you holy.
The greatest blessing
I'm not sure I could be a psalmist.