Scott Davis

The Clever Trap Of Jesus

BY SCOTT DAVIS

Luke tells us that Jesus told the parable to “some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt.” It is important to remember that that isn’t two groups of people- such as: Over here are the people who are self-righteous and over here are the ones who treat others with contempt.

The Clever Trap Of Jesus

Hunger And Thirsting

BY SCOTT DAVIS

I always thought that people who hunger and thirst for righteousness are those who are so zealous to do good deeds that they are constantly gobbling up righteousness at every turn. They sort of sounded like a religious Pac-Man- a compulsive eater of good deeds.

Hunger And Thirsting

The Lord's Table Is Not A Potluck

BY SCOTT DAVIS

Have you ever invited someone over to your house? Most of us have either invited someone into our homes for supper. Or, you’ve likely been invited to share a meal by a kind friend around their dinner table. Whenever you’re invited to someone’s home there’s a certain dinner guest etiquette that we all tend to follow

The Lord's Table Is Not A Potluck

Jesus Gives Participation Trophies

BY SCOTT DAVIS

We’re all familiar with the “outrage” in our culture about the trend in youth sports to award “participation trophies.” Someone hears about a kid who came in last place at the track meet getting the same trophy as the kid who won.

Jesus Gives Participation Trophies

Chocolate Bunnies, Bouncy Houses, Bread And Wine

BY SCOTT DAVIS

Let’s be honest, Easter Sunday is a day when many people who are not usually regular church goers come to church. Also, people who’ve become dissatisfied with their church sometimes do a little “church shopping” on this particular Sunday. As a result, us church folks really try to put on our game face and put our best foot forward.

Chocolate Bunnies, Bouncy Houses, Bread And Wine

That's What Christmas Is About, Charlie Brown

BY SCOTT DAVIS

In Luke’s account of Jesus’ birth in Luke chapter 2 we have a stunning account of an angel appearing to some shepherds who were “keeping watch over their flock by night.” We’ve all heard this account many times. Even if you’ve never picked up a Bible, you’ve been exposed to this part of the narrative.

That's What Christmas Is About, Charlie Brown

Fig Leaf Righteousness

BY SCOTT DAVIS

My earliest memory of seeing a cartoonist drawing of Adam and Eve was in the waiting room at the pediatrician’s office. I probably had the flu. Sitting with my mom- I was waiting for the nurse to come and call our name. Also, I was hoping that I wouldn’t get a shot.

Fig Leaf Righteousness

The Church Is A Homeless Shelter

BY SCOTT DAVIS

I pastor a small church. We have a ministry in our community that we’ve supported for a number of years.It is a homeless men’s mission.One Sunday evening a month we meet there around supper time and cook a big batch of spaghetti, along with green beans, garlic bread and cookies.

The Church Is A Homeless Shelter

Sin Spanx

BY SCOTT DAVIS

Have you ever heard of Spanx? Although they’ve only been around since 2010, their predecessors have been around for centuries. Basically, Spanx are a 21st century girdle.

Sin Spanx

Camouflage, A Convict and A Cross

BY SCOTT DAVIS

Have you ever played hide and seek with a 2-year-old? News flash: They’re terrible at it. They either try to hide behind something that doesn’t even make sense.

Camouflage, A Convict and A Cross