Archives for February 2013

Pastor's Note | Monday, March 4th

We're mid-way through the season of Lent, a time during which we take on new disciplines. For some it is fasting in which we voluntarily do without food or certain foods in order to...Read More

Study Guide | Luke 14.25-35

Hello Fellow Sheep! As we continue our Lenten series, Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus, yours truly has the preaching duties this weekend, so that...Read More

Study Guide | Luke 7.36-50

Hi friends, Grace and Peace be with you. I write from the Serra Retreat Center in Malibu, where I - alongside Pastors Jim and Paul - am attending a retreat of the Los Ranchos...Read More

After Thoughts | "Follow Me"

John Calvin, father of the Reformed tradition, once wrote that "human nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols." Now, remember, idols are inherently good things that are...Read More

Pastor's Note | Monday, February 18th

I am grateful for this faithful family known as Good Shepherd and for the fact that we are experiencing life as followers of Jesus together. Our call is to make disciples, that is, to help...Read More

Study Guide | John 6

This week we began the season of Lent, journeying toward Holy Week. If you were unable to be at our gathering for Ash Wednesday and would like to think through the beginning...Read More

Marble, Soap, Dust

Ash Wednesday is one of my favorite days in the church calendar. Now, that may seem rather morbid, considering that it's a day to remember our mortality. But my appreciation doesn't...Read More

Study Guide | Colossians 3.12-25

Greetings, Here is our study guide on Colossians 3.12-15 for the final message in our series on work, Every Good Endeavor. Also, let me remind you of the Town Hall Meeting this Sunday...Read More