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He Wants You: Dead and Alive – Greg Albrecht

      What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we ...

What is the Gospel? – Part 2 – Greg Albrecht

When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?   We who are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners know that a man is not justified by observing the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified.   If, while we seek to be justified in Christ, it becomes evident that we ourselves ...

What is the Gospel? – Part 1 – Greg Albrecht

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written, "The righteous will live by faith."—Romans 1:16-17 Paul 1) categorically states that he is not ashamed of the gospel, 2) defines the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, and 3) asserts that the gospel inherently includes a righteousness from God—a righteousness by faith—precluding any sort of righteousness which may come, or seem to ...

The Gospel According to Isaiah – Part 3

Greg concludes this three-part series with the keynote passage of Isaiah 53:1-6, a passage Martin Luther once announced as the "Fifth Gospel."

The Gospel According to Isaiah – Part 2

As our three-part series studying the gospel in Isaiah continues, our keynote passage is Isaiah 40:1-11 - yet another passage used by Handel for the lyrics to his majestic "Messiah."

The Gospel According to Isaiah – Part 1

The good news is not limited to, nor was it first proclaimed in the New Testament. Join us for this fascinating three-part series as we discover the many Christ-centered teachings of Isaiah. Isaiah 9:2-7

18 Prominent Biblical Passages – and Why

When asked to provide a list of his top ten biblical verses, Greg was stymied. Here's the list he wound up with - and why.

Sitting With Others

As we remember the extraordinary legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. we think of how instrumental he was in bringing people of different races and cultures together. We consider Ezekiel's example of sitting among captives and exiles, and most of all the example of Jesus who became one of us, living among us, sitting with us.

Can You See His Hands?

Join Greg as he considers the difference between an open hand, like that of Jesus on the cross, and a clinched fist.

November 2018

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