Sunday Morning

Humble Pie

Nobody wants it. You’ve probably been advised NOT to pray for it! But we’re getting no where with God without it. It’s humility. Come and get you some! Ubiquitous Pride1Humble The Pride Before the Fall2Humble Against the Wind3Humble Blind Spot 4Humble Give It Up or Have It Taken 5Humble Proud Submission 6Humble What Humble People [...]

It CAN Get Messy

The letters to the Corinthians are somewhat unique in the New Testament. In other letters, the readers are presumed to be somewhere on a scale from alienation to active persecution by their neighbors. They are outsiders when it comes to the city culture around them. The church at Corinth seems to have been pretty cozy [...]

On the House

Current series on the topic of grace.  Click the links for Mp3 files. Supra Fair 1Matt20 Your First Taste of  Grace  2GraceGospel Grace for Saints 3GraceHoly Harsh Reality’s Gentle Spouse 4GraceTruth A Label I Can Live With  5GraceSelfEsteem Grace and Shame  6GraceShame Achilles Grace 7GraceWeakness Influential Grace  8InfluentialGrace Talk the Walk 9TalkWalk

When I Met Jesus . . .

Every encounter with Jesus is a crossroad.  It begins with an offer.  Jesus says He can give you eternal life and that He will on the sole condition that you believe Him for it.  After accepting that initial offer comes a million invitations to follow.  Are you listening? The Gospels record the stories of numerous [...]

Baseline

Maybe one of your new year’s resolutions included an exercise routine.  If so, one of the best motivators to keep that resolution is to track your progress with reference to a baseline.  By testing yourself at the outset, you’ll have a benchmark by which to objectively measure your progress. Now to really push it, you’re [...]

Revelation

What do you expect when you hear we’re starting a series on the book of Revelation?  Perhaps you think of large splashes of apocalyptic modern art–images that are practically unknowable.  Maybe you think of date-setting doomsday predictions that pass by like any other day on the calendar. The Apostle John’s own introduction to Revelation leads [...]

Faith

Faith.  The word is common, but the concept is largely unexamined. Just as most individuals would describe themselves as a “spiritual person,” so it’s not likely to get challenged if you say, “you gotta have faith.”  Or, “don’t stop believing.” But what does it mean?  Is faith a steel rod that runs through your back [...]

Over It!

If a past experience is having a controlling, or undo influence in our lives–we need to get over it!  It might be something happy, and now we’re constantly trying to live up to it.  It could be something horrible, and now we’re constantly trying to live it down. Even if you could change it, you [...]

Romans

Commentator Frederick Godet described the Epistle to the Romans as “the cathedral of the Christian faith.” That imagery has stuck with me as I have been meditating on the message of Romans.  It is truly a cathedral.  Everywhere you look your eye is met with intricacy, beauty and majesty. But I’ve imagined a particular cathedral, [...]

Rescue

The story of Moses found in Exodus is great reading just for the story line.  Think of Moses as the original Rocky:  the rise from obscurity to larger-than-life hero with shoulders wide enough to carry the burdens and aspirations of his people. But Moses has inspired much more than early morning runs in gray hooded [...]

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