“Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” Philippians 2:8 “…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the… Continue reading →

The story goes on in John 19:16-30… So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified. They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men,… Continue reading →

John 19:1-15 tells the story of the crown of thorns on the King of All… Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail,… Continue reading →

This past Sunday I invited Northshore to fast this Passion Week in preparation for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  In my message I said, “simply skip meals for a day.”  Some of you had questions like “is it really that simple?”  Fasting means forgoing something for a moment to reorient and focus our hearts on… Continue reading →

My wife put me to work in our backyard yesterday.  It’s that time of the year… time to prune and shape our trees for the coming spring growth.  I got my college degree in horticulture, so I like nice shaped trees and a well manicured landscape.  So it means I have to cut things back… Continue reading →

Today’s message from Hebrews 1:4-14 resonated especially with our “religious tendencies” to gravitate and vacillate between The Legalist and The Loser.  Here’s what the Legalist believes: “Because I’ve got my stuff together, I can come to God.”  And here’s what the Loser believes: “I’ve got to get my stuff together before I can come to… Continue reading →

How can you experience the supremacy of Christ as you live in the reality of a hectic and hostile world? This was the focus of Hebrews 1:1-4 for a group of Jewish Christians two thousand years ago, and it should be the focus for a group of Christ-followers who live in the Seattle metroplex in… Continue reading →

The Supremacy of Christ… such a critically important theological reality… such a crucial driving value for our church… such a constant endeavor in our journey to live in and live out. But what does “the supremacy of Christ” really mean? What does it mean to see, understand, and experience the supremacy of Christ in a… Continue reading →