Have you ever felt compelled to explain that you, as a Christ follower, are not THAT KIND of a Christian? Join us as we ponder this topic.
Mothers are superb examples of self-giving love, but the ultimate demonstration of self-giving love is Jesus, and we are called to pass on that love to others.
Christ-less religion is filled with charlatans, fakes and actors who wear a costume and act out a role, pretending, posing and posturing. Jesus proclaims, “Get real!”
Jesus so redefines “power” and “love” that human ideals of superiority and being in charge are turned upside down – leaving us with his spirit and attitude of service.
If the dead don’t stay dead, then what can we count on? Why is it that the most common reaction to Jesus is to want him to stay dead and deny his resurrection?
Jesus saved and saves us… but from what exactly… and how are we accepted and reconciled? How and why Jesus lavished the love of God on all mankind is almost beyond our human comprehension – it is part of what makes God who he is.
Join us as we examine the meaning, importance and spiritual significance of remembering Jesus.
Because repentance involves sorrow for actions we have taken it is an activity that most people avoid like the plague – maybe that’s why nobody ever seems to be wrong about anything!
No thief can take away our God given hope – our hope in Christ cannot be denied by death, it is impervious to erosion and deterioration.
As hard as it is to imagine that God truly forgives us, wrapping our heads and hearts around how and why God forgives others is an entirely different matter.
People are often exasperated when someone they feel should recognize them does not – put the reaction on the other foot. Do we know Who we really need to know?
Of all God’s revelations to humanity, one event stands alone as his Master Stroke.
Join us as Greg leads a discussion about what Jesus really meant when he said “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”
God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit is the focus extended in Paul’s benediction “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all”
The cross of Christ is where the consummate and perfect can be found, the no-strings attached, inclusive, unconditional embrace offered to everyone.
Religion is like barnacles that attach themselves to a boat or ship. The barnacles on the boat of Christ-centered faith are not the boat, they are religious pills and prescriptions – religious ceremonies and creeds, dogmas and doctrines.
Join us as Greg asks if we are primarily focused on finding what we are looking for or if our Christ-centered focus is finding what God is looking for.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear.” Recrimination and revenge continue the unending cycle of hatred and violence while love and forgiveness leads to community and forgiveness.
Jesus talked about how hospitality and kindness we give in his name can be a life changing event for others. Join us as we find out about who looks back on a lifetimes of accomplishment and values the gift of a five-cent ice cream cone more than any other award or achievement.
The Good Shepherd knows the sheep of his flock BY NAME. According to Isaiah, God has engraved (tattooed?) our names on the palms of his hands.
Just as a small pebble thrown into a pond created energy that ripples in ever larger circles, when we stand up for others and serve them in the name of Jesus, we can send forth tiny ripples of hope.
Jesus brings a thrill of hope to this weary world – his presence is more meaningful that any/all physical Christmas presents. Believe Him and Receive Him!
The true significance of the birth of Jesus can be lost or discarded in the business that surrounded its true heart and core – peripheral controversies, false claims and unreasonable expectations that turn celebration and joy into misery and alienation.
Jesus was and is, as is the gospel, a tender plant – a root out of dry ground.
According to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Santa bases his gifts on an entirely different perspective than Jesus does when he comes to town.