While many foresee God making his will known through dramatic “acts of God” he often works in ways we would not expect. He came to Elijah in a whisper, rather than in the powerful wind, earthquake or fire.
If you don’t fall down and worship before the golden calf you will be asked to leave the sacred place of religion. When push comes to shove, religious authorities often ex-communicate and un-invite those who follow Jesus Christ.
Bruce Springsteen sings “Everybody’s got a hungry heart.” There are two places for us to dine, seeking spiritual nourishment – The Grace Café and The Karma Café.
Christ followers are never alone – their faith is centered in Jesus alone and Jesus is always with them and in them.
We can either place our primary trust in earthly treasures or in heavenly treasures, and the process of accumulating and receiving those treasures couldn’t be more different.
Contentment is not gained or achieved, even through the rigors and rituals of religion. Contentment is a gift of God.
If you don’t know where you are going, in all probability you will wind up somewhere else – where are YOU going and HOW will you arrive at your destination?
God is not who you think he is or who you would like him to be or who you have been told he is – God is who he says he is.
Join us as we take a careful, Christ-centered look at the Parable of the Weeds, one of the kingdom-of-heaven parables in Matthew 13.
Grace-based faith is all about what God has done in Christ to rescue and redeem us before it is ever about any kind of response we give to what he has done for us.
As important as it is, it may be shocking to some to discover that feeding the hungry and helping the poor is not the heart and core of the gospel.
Why God determined to give human beings freedom might be the greatest mystery in human existence.
Some people apparently feel that God fits neatly into their hip pocket, right there with their Smart phone, because it seems he agrees with virtually all the decisions they want to make and the things they desire.
George W. Bush once said, “We judge others by their group’s worst example, while we judge ourselves by our best intentions.” On this Father’s Day, we’ll consider what that truth has to do with children and parents.
Who or what is your ultimate authority – who pipes the tunes to which you dance and who plays the music to which you march?
When we live by faith, not by sight, how absolutely prepared can we be for the unforeseen? Life, by its very nature, is unpredictable – something always goes wrong.
Join Greg as he surveys 12 transforming passages that, in concert with all of the gospel of Jesus Christ, conclusively demonstrate that we are saved by what God makes of us, not something we earn or achieve.
Christ-followers adamantly believe they are who they are, in Christ, because of what God has done for them. The world at large, including much of Christendom, believes what we do and how we behave determines who we are.
Of all the relationships in your life, none will be so positively lopsided, in your favor, as that of your mother’s love.
Would you rather God judge you impartially and give you the benefit of the doubt, would you prefer his justice to be strictly by the book?
Believing God’s love to be dependent on obedience to law amounts to rejecting his grace which in turn is a rejection of Jesus.
Have you ever bargained with God, assuring him of all the good things you would do, if only he would allow you to win the lottery?
Dividing the world into right and wrong and them vs. us is an exercise that takes us away from Jesus Christ, rather than toward him.
Jesus’ nail marks and scars testify to how far he will always go out of his everlasting love for you.
Jesus is the fountain of life and in his light we see light – when all is said and done, nothing else matters apart from Jesus.