The Light of the World, Part 2

March 20, 2016By Tim Yee

In yesterday’s devotion, I suggested that the candles lit in the temple from the annual Feast of Tabernacles was the backdrop to Jesus claiming, “I am the light of the world.” In fact, because he probably said this on the last day of the festival, Jesus was creating an even more vivid contrast than it appears at first glance.

The Light of the World, Part 1

March 19, 2016By Tim Yee

Throughout John’s gospel, distinctive “I am” statements point toward Jesus’ divinity, centrality, and authority. In John 8:12-20, for example, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.” What does this mean?

Eucharist: Thanks

February 21, 2016By Tim Yee

As I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of the Lord’s Supper, I have enjoyed finding deeper meanings of this Passover meal that Jesus reinterprets to place himself at the center of the biblical story.

Jesus is the Lamb

February 20, 2016By Tim Yee

When you read Matthew’s account of the Last Supper, something is missing from this Passover meal, in which Jesus powerfully transforms it into a meal about himself. Let me explain what I mean.

Jesus is the Center

February 7, 2016By Tim Yee

Participating in Communion can seem like a thing we do on Sunday that has little impact on how we live on Monday and throughout the rest of the week. The truth is, however, that Communion helps us remember the centrality of Jesus.

God Can Use Our Brokenness

February 6, 2016By Tim Yee

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 A Note from Mark: I want to introduce you to my friend Tim Yee. I have known Tim for many years as an exceptional student of mine, … Read More