'Encounters Along the Road Sermon Series' Tagged Posts

Roadside Repentance

It’s interesting to me that people in the Bible are often surprised by who Jesus chooses to associate with. It’s usually the self-righteous, the ones who would be considered “good” or “holy” by the standards they themselves have created. They see Jesus choose “sinners” over them and immediately criticize Him for it. One such instance comes from our Gospel reading this week. Jesus is passing through town when a known sinner becomes His focus. Zacchaeus was an awful man—everyone in…

Roadside Instruction

My son loves to build with Legos. He loves making random things from his imagination, but he especially loves building from a set of plans. We sort all the pieces by color or size, then he gets to work building. Small piece connects to small piece connects to small piece until eventually you have a cool car, plan, or other gadget. Big things are made out of little things. The individual Lego bricks aren’t anything special on their own really.…