As you start to read this story, it uses two passages of scripture, Luke 7:11-17 and Mark 2:1-12
You all probably remember me, but just in case you don’t, I’m Billy Bob, the Proprietor, Educator, and Chief Auto-mechanic at Billy Bob’s School of Theology and Auto Parts Store.
Over my many long years, I lived for a little while in this little town of Nain. If you don’t know where it is, its just to the south and east of Nazareth, and to the southwest of Mt. Tabor. Even today it only has about 1600 people in it. Continue reading Billy Bob and the Miracles
Start by reading 1 John 4:11-21
This is the last lesson in this series, and I think its the most important. When John Wesley was talking about this rule he said to “attend upon all the ordinances of God.” That may not be an exact quote, but its pretty close. In his book Rueben Job changes that last rule to something more familiar to us. For that third rule he says, instead, “stay in love with God.”
I like this statement of it. There’s not many of us that use words like ordinances in that context on a regular basis. But love, that makes sense to us. Continue reading The Simple Life: Stay in love with God
Start by reading James 2:1-10
Before I get into the rest of this devotion, I want you to stop and think about something. As you read this passage of James, what is your first thought? What’s your second thought as you read it? I start with that because I’m probably not going to go where a lot of folks would as they read this passage. Instead I want us to think of something different. Continue reading I Like Big Booms