Why We Have to Set the World on Fire

I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! Luke 12:49 What does it mean to set the world on fire for Jesus? Does it mean that the whole world knows him? Maybe it means that the whole world loves him, or that the whole world follows him.Continue reading “Why We Have to Set the World on Fire”

How We Participate in Pentecost

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:3-4 I sometimes think about getting a small, black-line minimalist tattoo of a flame.Continue reading “How We Participate in Pentecost”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 31, 2020

John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week,when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,for fear of the Jews,Jesus came and stood in their midstand said to them, “Peace be with you.”When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.The disciples rejoiced when they saw theContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 31, 2020”

This Sunday’s Gospel: May 24, 2020

Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee,to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.Then Jesus approached and said to them,“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father,andContinue reading “This Sunday’s Gospel: May 24, 2020”

With You Always: A Reflection on the Ascension of Our Lord

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. Matthew 28:20 I love to imagine what it would be like to witness events like these firsthand. When I meditate on the Transfiguration, the Resurrection, and the Ascension, I like to picture myself there and think of what I would see andContinue reading “With You Always: A Reflection on the Ascension of Our Lord”

Surrender: A Reflection on My SLS 20 Experience

Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they may also be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. John 17:24 In this Bible verse, Jesus prays that we can be with him. He wantsContinue reading “Surrender: A Reflection on My SLS 20 Experience”

Made for Mission

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20 The last verses of the Gospel of Matthew are referred to as the Great Commission. In this passage,Continue reading “Made for Mission”