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Should We Have Snakes in Worship this Sunday?

I was reading through commentaries this past week re: the John 3:14-21 text for this Sunday.  It is a passage I’ve read and preached on countless times, yet, as with the rest of this Gospel, I always find more to consider. One writer (can’t remember which one) focused on the serpent Moses lifted up in […]

Getting Bit by Impatience

Numbers 21:4-9 . . . but the people became impatient on the way. You can’t miss this phrase as you read through the OT text for this Sunday.  It just stands out in the passage, more significant–and threatening–than the poisonous serpents.  It stands out because it resonates so much with our impatience.  It does with […]