184 results for tag: grace


God’s Great Love In Christ

God's favor - the Bible calls it grace - is not compensation for our good deeds. We are made alive in Christ by his amazing grace, by his great love, not by our works, but for his works!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR336.mp3

From Riches To Rags

The teaching that Jesus became poor that we might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9) is one of many paradoxical statements about the gospel. How exactly did Jesus become poor and how exactly does his poverty make us rich? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR328.mp3  

Grace = No More Score Keeping!

Keeping tabs on human performance in the family, at school and at work as well as in the world of athletic endeavors fascinates humans - but did you know that God's grace means no more score-keeping? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR325.mp3  

Son of a Preacher Man

By Greg Albrecht— Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" —Matthew 16:24-26 The passage in Matthew that forms the basis of our message talks about losing your life so that you might gain it. At first it may seem to you that Jesus' assertion amounts to little more than theological double-talk. But this teaching begins to make ...

When Your Dreams Wind Up in the Pit

By Greg Albrecht— "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. "Come now, let's kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we'll see what comes of his dreams." When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. "Let's not take his life," he said. "Don't shed any blood. Throw him into this cistern here in the desert, but don't lay a hand on him." Reuben said this to rescue him from them and take him back to his father. So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the richly ornamented robe he was wearing—and they took him and threw him into ...

Ships That Pass in the Night

By Greg Albrecht— Many, even those unfamiliar with the Bible, have heard of Jonah. Most remember the story of Jonah as it is depicted in children's books—a man named Jonah who was swallowed by a big fish and lived to tell the tale. As we go a little deeper into the story (deeper even than the whale went with Jonah) we see that Jonah is yet another biblical example of how humans can completely misunderstand God. We can misunderstand God as Jonah did, and in terms of our relationship with God, be, as he was, like two Ships that Pass in the Night. The book of Jonah begins with God telling Jonah to go to Nineveh, the capital city of the ...

December 2019

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Mary: The Second Eve– pg. 3 Scott Erickson: O Eve!– pg. 7 Greg Albrecht: Wrapping an Idea in a Person – pg. 8 Jim Fowler: The Reason for the Season – pg. 10 Felicia Murrell: Advent Poem – pg. 12 Richard Rohr: Christ in the Face of the Other – pg. 13 Greg Albrecht: Was Christ a Created Being? -pg. 15 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

CWR Video – Grace by Buechner

Video on grace by Frederick Buechner.

CWR video – Greg Albrecht – “The Little Engine that Could”

Short video by Greg Albrecht.

It’s All About Grace (Romans Series Part 3 of 3) – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passages: Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law. —Romans 3:31 Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. —Romans 4:4-5 This is the third message in our three-part series discovering what the introductory chapters of this great book of Romans tell us about God’s amazing grace. The first sermon, In Need of Grace, discussed the fact that we are spiritually sunk without God’s grace. We reflected on Romans 1:16-17, as well as the ...

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 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format

Giving to God

God is an extravagant giver. He doesn't need for you and me to give so that his grace won't run out - God isn't dependent on our giving to finance his projects. But giving is at the heart of being in relationship with God.