8 results for tag: comfort


The Comfort of Christ

As we begin a season of anticipating the coming of Jesus, Greg's sermon is based on Isaiah's prophecy of Christ as comforter. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR041.mp3

Comforting and Being Comforted by Greg Albrecht

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God” – Isaiah 40:1 These uplifting words, among the most studied and often quoted words of Isaiah, speak of a time of comfort after the nation of Judah would bring self-inflicted destruction on its own head.  Isaiah wrote at a time when corruption and injustice permeated the commercial, religious, and political culture – he prophesied that the end result of it all would turn the proud city of Jerusalem into a smoldering ruin, a heap of rubble.     Comfort, comfort my people, says your God is an assuring message for all of us during any time of desolation, bondage and ...

The Cross and the Pandemic by Greg Albrecht

The Cross of Christ in the Midst of This Pandemic. During all the depressing news of these dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic, spirits were lifted and hope soared at the sight of USNS Comfort sailing into New York and USNS Mercy arriving in Los Angeles. There are no denominational or ministry logos adorning these ships – just a red cross. No dogma, no “look at us” – just a look-to-Him Cross. Just Comfort and Mercy. Here is the gospel – here is the message of the Cross of Christ. Comfort and Mercy. Sadly, the only message we hear from many in Christendom is a dogmatic condemnation that COVID-19 is a final warning from God, telling ...

A Message of Comfort, Care and Compassion by Greg Albrecht

Better to light a candle than curse the darkness Every day for the past few weeks we have all heard increasingly discouraging news related to the coronavirus pandemic. Each news cycle informs and cautions us about further restrictions. It seems that the “walls are closing in on us” and our world is shrinking. We are also seeing and experiencing what can happen when fear turns into panic and every-person-for-themselves greed. Can we picture Jesus pushing and shoving his way to get a few items left on a grocery store shelf? As Christ-followers, while we should and must take care of our necessities, and be careful not to ...

Remembering the “Others” – Greg Albrecht

By Greg Albrecht Ara Zobayan,Sarah Chester,Payton Chester, (Sarah’s daughter)Christina Mauser,John Altobelli,Keri Altobelli,Alyssa Altobelli, (John and Keri’s daughter) If you recognize any of these seven names it’s no doubt because of a horrific story we have been hearing for several days.   They are the relatively unknown “others” in a list that includes two more names, one whose name has catapulted and cemented this tragedy into our hearts and minds.    Kobe BryantGianna “Gigi” Bryant, (Kobe’s daughter)  These are the eight passengers and the pilot who lost their lives in the fatal helicopter crash ...

October 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Monte Wolverton: Making Change– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: The Truth About Condemnation– pg. 6 Brian Zahnd: Trying Hard Not to Be Ugly – pg. 8 Laura Urista: What Are We Really Singing? – pg. 10 Blair Baker: Music Ministry: Beyond Manipulation – pg. 12 Richard Rohr: God Is Good – pg. 14 Greg Albrecht: But What About Works -pg. 15

The God of Comfort – Greg Albrecht

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are ...

I Am Alive For Ever and Ever – Greg Albrecht

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I Am Alive for Ever and Ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades."—Revelation 1:17-18 You know, almost every time that God came to someone in the Bible to tell them he wanted them to fulfill a certain responsibility, he received a similar response. Moses said he wasn't fit for the job because he had a speech impediment. Jonah of course ran away in the opposite direction. When Peter became more aware that Jesus was God in the flesh he told Jesus to ...