While it is true that we as Christ followers encounter resistance as we journey with Jesus, the greater truth is that our journey is more aptly described as “Running With the Wind.”
What is the purpose of life, anyway? After you have done all you can possibly say, contribute or do, will you be left asking, “Is That All There Is?”
Christians of all ages, sizes shapes and colors have been drugged into a stupor of thinking that good human behavior is the key to their relationship with God – and thus many, perhaps the majority, believe that God’s grace is senseless, irrational and absurd.
We celebrate Mother’s Day by considering a mother’s love, and even more, by focusing our thoughts on the endless, eternal, boundless love of our heavenly Father.
While Jesus said the entrance to eternal life is through a narrow door, many misunderstand, assuming the necessity of effort and works on their part to squirm into and barely make it through a narrow space. Is that what Jesus was teaching?
Taking a quotation or a few verses out of context in order to “prove” an already presumed-to-be true teaching or practice is a widely-followed abuse of the Bible.
Who do we expect God to be and what do we hope he will do for us? We want him to be strong, but in Christ he became weak – we want him to be rich, but he became poor that we might become rich in his grace.
Join us for our annual Easter service, as we collectively give thanks that we are not disposable, but rather God renews and transforms us, saving us from death and the grave.
On Palm Sunday, remembering Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem on a donkey, we are reminded that we worship and follow a different kind of a King.
|Many believe that certain parts of the old covenant have been “done away with” – but Hebrews 9:26 says that Jesus has come to “do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.”|
|God’s love and grace is stronger and more resilient than anything that you or I can do to either deserve it or to cause him to remove it.|
|All the agonies of our lives will one day pass, but by the same token, so too will the ecstasies. “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers”|
|George Bernard Shaw wondered about “scores of thousands of human insects groping through our own darkness by the feeble phosphorescence of their own tails, yet ready at a moment’s notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject”|
|Following Jesus is not a matter of finding the right path and doing all the right things, it’s not about reforming our bad habits, it’s about him transforming us.|
|The religious professionals of Jesus’ day were upset with him because his way of life was outside the lines they had drawn. Jesus refused to conform to their religious expectations.|
|There’s nothing wrong with being a member of Jesus’ fan club, but Jesus asks us to be more than fans.|
Paul Simon and the Beatles provide lyrical illustrations as we ponder the tough and vulnerable love of God as it lives in us in the risen life of our Lord.
Let the winds of change blow. Let the waves of the sea toss us here and there. Let the uncertainties of this life come – and they will! We have Jesus, the Anchor of our souls.
Join Greg as he shares four principles that explain how God forgive us and sets us free and how he empowers us to share and pass on his forgiveness to others.
Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream and so do we, as Christ-followers. Dreamers are often misunderstood and despised. Jesus had a dream and that dream is alive as he lives within us.
It might seem that God loves us because he has to – that’s who he is. But, it’s more than that! If he likes us then he really wants to be around us – if he likes us he can’t get enough of us
Our immediate reaction when we hear of buried treasure is to think of swashbuckling pirates who are walking on the wild side. But Jesus offers a different take on buried treasure.
Which will it be – Moses and the curse of the law – or grace and truth to which we are invited by Jesus?
John 1:18 tells us until the birth of Jesus, God the One and Only, no one had ever seen God. Through his birth, life, teachings, death and resurrection God the Son makes the Father known. Join us for our annual Christmas sermon as we celebrate the incarnation – the birth of God in the flesh.
In his suffering and service Jesus glorified the Father, yet ironically the glory of God is not how we perceive and understand glory.