Hebrews 11 is filled with praise for world changers who, as revolutionary Christ followers, believed and practiced the life changing extreme grace of the gospel. God is calling each of us to be world changers!
The foundation is the most important part of any spiritual or physical building/house, yet it is normally unseen and unappreciated. What does biblical teaching about our spiritual foundation being in Christ alone specifically mean for us?
The book of Acts records God directing Philip to meet and embrace the Ethiopian eunuch – that event guides our thinking as we contrast religious elitism and exclusivism with the inclusive invitation and welcome God extends to everyone.
Christ followers are willing to “throw off everything that hinders” them and place him first and foremost in their lives.
No matter how old you are, God is not yet finished with you! We’ll concentrate on four keys to growing old grace-fully.
Greg shares five of the lessons he has learned, in his journey in and with Christ, and invites you to make your own list – and for that matter, think about the lessons we ask God, by his grace, to continue to teach us.
What are YOU afraid of? What are your biggest fears? Join us as we discover how God’s grace deals with the shame that is at the root of our fears.
The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. God grows the kingdom according to his timing and plan, by his grace. He does not depend on human efforts in so doing, and in fact, many times human efforts get in the way and pervert the idea of God’s kingdom.
Shame and guilt is a spiritual swamp – shame is normally connected with how we feel about who we are, and guilt is normally understood about things we have done. Shame = I am bad, whereas guilt = I did something bad. We will explore and study what Paul means when he says “no more condemnation.”
Some call the sample prayer Jesus gave us “The Lord’s Prayer” and others call it “Our Father.” Join us as we study the implications and significance of the meaning behind this short prayer in Matthew 6:9-13.
Join Greg as he explains that God’s forgiveness is not conditional on our forgiveness of others, as many believe. God’s forgiveness goes far beyond the absence of a penalty – God’s forgiveness is his presence.
Just as young children experience separation anxiety, so too do God’s children. During those times when all that we can see or feel may lead us to think that God no longer cares about us, according to our keynote passage in Romans 8:31-39 we can always be assured of the love of Christ.
What do turtles have to do with the foundation of our solar system? Join us as we discuss the foundation of all that is, seen or unseen.
Healing in and by Christ is not simply a matter of receiving back something you once had – it’s receiving something you never had before.
Fads, fashions and conspiracy theories so popular in some parts of Christendom are often here today and gone tomorrow, in contrast with Jesus who “is the same yesterday and today and forever”
Three parables in Luke 15 describe God as being concerned about including everyone, as opposed to Christ-less religion which so often places an inordinate interest on those who should be left out and excluded.
Home has been described as the place where they have to open the door and let you come in. Let us turn our hearts and minds toward our true home.
Dale Carnegie taught about how to win friends and influence people, whereas Jesus offered a kingdom where power is not defined by riches or fame and where leaders are identified as servants.
Everyone yearns to have at least one BFF, to meet their own true love and come to know their soul-mate. The great news is that not only can we know God, but we can be known of God, and be his best friend forever!
God “works out” and produces his good purpose, workmanship and handiwork in our lives, because he has already “worked in” the life of our risen Lord.
When all the eggs are gathered and when all the ham has been consumed, Jesus remains. His resurrection is more than a day, for it never ends! Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Join us for this day of celebration, centered in Jesus, who is our hope, the foundation of our faith and life everlasting.
Breaking news :live from the empty tomb! The good news of Easter is that it was impossible for death to claim the body of Jesus. Nothing is impossible for God. HE IS RISEN!
Jesus came to this earth to serve, not to be served – and he invites us as Christians to live a life of service. How do you really feel about being a servant of the Lord?
If you want to make a deal and bargain, then you’ll want performance-based, Christ-less religion. Bargaining and making deals with God is the heart and core of religion. God doesn’t do religion – God does grace!
Recalling his experiences in a trip to Israel, Greg retraces the steps of Jesus on the first Palm Sunday. Greg encourages us to think about the religious expectations people had of Jesus then, and now.
The first answer that might occur to you – to this question – might not be the complete answer. Join us as we consider the full and complete answer to the question, Why Did Jesus Die?
We study the centrality of the cross of Christ, and its significance to our lives. Join us as we are amazed and astonished by the profound love Jesus demonstrated for us, doing for us what we can never do for ourselves.
We will journey with two of Jesus’ disciples on the road to Emmaus, as they left Jerusalem convinced all was lost. Jesus walked with them, just as he is walking down life’s roads with us today.
We often see what we’re looking for – Mary Magdalene came to Jesus’ tomb looking for his dead body and Jesus was waiting with eternal life. What are we looking for?
God’s hesed love does not give us immunity from pain and suffering. God’s hesed love isn’t always immediate pleasant or easy, but it declares that he will stop at nothing to demonstrate his unending love for you and me.
Paul told the Athenians that they were very religious because their gods needed them. The one true God, according to Paul, doesn’t gain or profit nor is he in anyway enhanced by human attention or activity.
God’s grace is sufficient – there is enough of his grace to cover you and me during our suffering. In Christ we see God’s grace personified and exemplified – he entered into our pain so that we might grow and mature in him.
In this first of a two-part series on pain and suffering we ponder the paradox Paul explained – when he was physically weak he was strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). Join us as we discover that in Christ our suffering does not need to be meaningless and how God can transform us in the midst of our pain.
In Christ, even during dark and troubling times of suffering, grief and loss, we may find significance and purpose. Join Greg as he discusses what Paul longed for, as he yearned to know the power of Jesus’ resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings.
Our focus is on why God’s grace sets us free. What is freedom in Christ all about?
We focus on two illusions that enslave billions of people: 1) Contrasted with grace-based trust in God, religious self sufficiency alienates us from God, and 2) Attempts to earn God’s favor through our efforts lead to pride in religious accomplishments, in complete opposition to the humility imparted to us by the mind of Christ.
God is seen and known only by and through Jesus, who came to reveal God. We pray for those who are yet to see and know the One true God.
Isaiah 42:1-4 can help us fit God into the biblical revelation of who Jesus was and is, rather than trying to make Jesus fit into the god Christ-less religion has caused us to know.
There are two dimensions of the kingdom of heaven–and the present dimension is right now! Heaven can’t wait!