The gospel invites you and me to The Three B’s – Believe (in and on Jesus), Belong (to Jesus, to his kingdom and his universal church) and Become (a transformed child of God).
Grace is all about the divine and miraculous lifting of a weight, expectation or spiritual measurement. Grace is for when our best is not good enough, when we can’t measure up No Matter How Hard We Try.
We can’t save ourselves from the messes in which we find ourselves but we can always trust Jesus to save us and give us rest from the exhaustion we experience trying to save ourselves.
Apart from God’s grace, we are all as worthless as a discarded car or truck in a junkyard, and as desperate as the junk yard dogs who fight for the dead carcasses that might be found in such places.
Join Greg as he reflects on lessons learned from 50 years of marriage.
If our only hope is our own ability to do enough things to please God we are all dead meat.
God’s love is endless. Much of Christ-less religion emphasizes our search for God, but the gospel is clear – God will relentlessly and incessantly search for us.
As Christ following pilgrims we long for a better country, and in Christ, by the grace of God, we are enabled to cross over from now to then… from here to eternity.
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.