July 15: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-15-10: Believe the works you see with your own eyes right in front of you. Trust and doubt isn’t about an imaginary best-case-scenario in your own mind. Matthew 11:20-24 The most quoted Old Testament passage by Jesus (Hosea 6:6) is focused on subverting the establishment of a church filled [Read More...]

July 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-14-10: Jesus handled even well intentioned people trying to pin him down by asking them what they saw from his work, not just what they heard about him. Matthew 11:1-6 ‘Kingdom Establishment’ is personified in those who have ears, let them hear. Whether they do or not, we bring [Read More...]

July 8: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-8-10: People who don’t want to believe the miraculous always defer to spreading evil rumors, whether about Jesus or us. Matthew 9:34 Everyone has a ‘past’ and with Jesus it’s ok to claim it. Even as a disciple Matthew was recognized as ‘Matthew the tax collector’. Matthew 10:3 Nothing [Read More...]

July 7: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 7-7-10: Jesus: “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?” Matthew 9:4//Lord help me as my heart yearns to harbor evil to those who try tearing me down. Any wonder why Jesus quoted this OT verse more than any other?: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” Mercy is what [Read More...]

June 23: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-23-10: Even Jesus got caught off guard by the astounding faith in his Lordship from those least expected to have it. Matthew 8:10 There are times when culturally accepted rituals of reverence for another’s life need to be put in perspective. Matthew 8:22 Peaceful rest comes with the internal [Read More...]

June 22: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-22-10: Just because you stand in a garage and call yourself a car, even if everyone else is convinced you’re a car, doesn’t prove you’re actually a car. Matthew 7:21-23 True wisdom is recognized and revered by even those who don’t agree with you, and thus, that yields authority. [Read More...]

June 21: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-21-10: The Golden Rule isn’t just a nice slogan to live by, it’s biblical. Matthew 7:12 Anyone can walk down a path that has been walked down a million times before. Where are you walking? Matthew 7:13-14 The diversity or homogeneousness that you roll with tells more to the [Read More...]

June 16: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-16-10: Tony Campolo once said to me: “My whole life I stored up a big savings and 401(k) for retirement. Then the market crashed in 2009 and I lost half of everything I stored up. What a waste. I could have given that money away to help others instead [Read More...]

June 14: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-14-10: Don’t be impressed by people who do things and get noticed for it, because God isn’t. Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 Stop trying to succeed and start establishing Kingdom. That way you can never fail at what God has asked of you. Matthew 6:9-13 Forgiving those who have wronged you [Read More...]

June 10: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-10-10: Jesus uniquely dignified the ownership of what his enemies believed were theirs. Do you dignify your enemies? Matthew 4:23 Living out our Kingdom Job Description is delineated in what many call the Upside-down Kingdom. Matthew 5:3-12 “Those who stick out in some way become the lightning-rod for the [Read More...]

June 9: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-9-10: Jesus has an ‘interesting’ genealogy: A nomad, a liar, a prostitute, a murderer and a sequential series of really vicious and oppressive tyrants. Matthew 1:1-11 Living the Christian life is about staying faithful, and even more, producing fruit in the midst of ongoing wrath. Matthew 3:7-10 You can [Read More...]

June 8: My One Sentence Bible

What is My One Sentence Bible? 6-8-10: God never said “I hate gay people.” God did clearly say “I hate divorce.” Hum…. Malachi 2:16 Stop the religious, cultural, social and theological rhetoric. It has wearied the Lord. Malachi 2:17 Stop robbing from God by keeping all of the money that has been blessed to you. [Read More...]


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