Why is it so hard to change? – Ezekiel 35-36, Preview

Have you heard the phrase, “That person will never change.”  Or how about the similar, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”  Maybe you’ve heard yourself say, “That’s just the way I am.”  Years ago, I was in a conversation with someone who was describing their most recent conflict with their boss.  The person’sContinue reading “Why is it so hard to change? – Ezekiel 35-36, Preview”

The UNtriumphal entry of the unexpected king – Matthew 21:1-17, Part 1

Picture an inauguration or coronation ceremony. What images come to mind? Grand balls. Flashy banners and decor. Lavish parties with bountiful plates of food and dignitaries dressed to impress. The goal is a display of power, wealth, and victory. Today I want to give you a totally different picture of a coronation that would ultimatelyContinue reading “The UNtriumphal entry of the unexpected king – Matthew 21:1-17, Part 1”