Snakes on a Plain

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:14-17 Today our passages return us to the wandering in the wilderness. Specifically, this Numbers passage is the last, the final time, the Israelites complain in the wilderness. We’ve heard their complaints before. They complain about the bitter water (Exodus 15),…

Higher Power

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Boise, Idaho March 18, 2012 Numbers 21:4-9 John 3:12-21 Ephesians 2:1-10 If you read the news, you’ll notice that there are many different ways of interpreting what Jesus said, what he meant, and what our faith should look like. If you talk to each other, you will discover…