1375 results for tag: Greg Albrecht

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

January 31, 2023 - Quote for the Day “Grace is a multi-layered word.  Its many definitions add rich perspectives and significance to our lives.  Grace speaks of abundance and gratitude, of charm and inner beauty, of harmony, mercy and forgiveness.  We say grace before a meal.  A dance or figure skater is graceful.  When a dept is owed and a bill is due, grace periods are offered before penalties begin.  The world of music speaks of grace notes.”  Originally published in: Wonders of His Grace ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

Our Journey of Faith

As our series on faith continues, we continue to study from Hebrews 11 and consider seven critically important facets of faith.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR340.mp3

Law Enforcement or Healing? – by Greg Albrecht

Friend and Partner Letter from February 2023 Let’s start with a quiz:  If you had to choose between two images of Jesus which would it be:  1) someone who serves in the law enforcement profession, such as a police officer or judge, or 2) someone who serves in the healing profession, such as a doctor or a nurse?  When those two images are compared and contrasted, a doctor or nurse is the Christ-centered, healing answer.  BUT – why does the vast majority of Christendom lean toward a depiction of Jesus as an agent of law and order?  More than that, WHY do so many within Christendom feel that any picture of ...

Living Faith

In this first of a three-part series about faith, we define and explain the core elements of living faith — the faith that only God can give.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR339.mp3

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

January 29, 2023 - Quote for the Day “Christ-less religion has always attempted to eliminate authentic Christianity.  Religion has opposed authentic Christians during the course of history.  Religion attempts to bypass or improve upon Jesus – to modify and even counterfeit him and offer a false gospel and bogus salvation in the process.  Jesus sets us free from all such encumbrances that weigh us down, allowing us to love, comfort and reach out to everyone – including refugees who have suffered at the hands of religion.  Authentic Christianity teaches that God loves the whole world, while oppressive religion teaches ...

Timeless Treasures from the Psalms – Greg Albrecht

It's just a little pocket Bible, small enough so my father could carry it with him as he served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2. My father was killed when I was only fifteen months old, and while I don't have memories of him, I do have mementos that have been given to me. I have some faded photographs, his old cigarette lighter, the flag that draped his casket when he was buried, some copies of the newspaper describing the tragedy of his death—and I have that little New Testament Bible, which also includes the Old Testament book of Psalms. I don't know how much he read that little pocket Bible, but when I hold it I somehow feel closer to ...

Best Friends Forever

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!

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

January 26, 2023 - Quote for the Day “Here, in a tiny little backwater town of Bethlehem, our Creator, the Prince of Peace arrived looking more like a little prune-faced pauper than an adorable Gerber baby born into comfort, safety and hygiene.  The first Christmas was a long way from the adorable depictions of baby Jesus we see today, in front yards, on Christmas trees and over the mantle of fireplaces.  2000 years later Jesus has been, in the popular version that is taught and imbibed, adorable, repackaged and shrink-wrapped.”  Originally published in: Christianity Without the Religion magazine, November ...

Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks

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.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR344.mp3

February 2023

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: How Sorry Are We? – pg. 2 Ed Dunn: Our Choice of Words – pg. 5 Brad Jersak: Zaccheus Makes Amends – pg. 6

Jesus Cleans Up Toxic Religious Trash

Our society knows that physical garbage is toxic, but is often blissfully unaware of the negative spiritual impact of religious trash spewed into our culture. The good news is that Jesus picks up that trash, and disposes of it!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR310.mp3

When Your Dreams Wind Up in the Pit – by Greg Albrecht

Keynote Scripture: GENESIS 37:19-36 "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."  The background to our story involves a 17-year-old boy named Joseph. He lived with his father Jacob and his ten brothers in the land of Canaan. Joseph was Jacob's favorite son. Showing favoritism to one child is a huge mistake for any parent, but it is the stuff of real life, is it not? The ongoing story of the family of Abraham given to us in the book of Genesis reads like a soap opera. This specific ...

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

January 24, 2023 - Quote for the Day “My computer screen flickered for a moment, and then the video my friend from Indiana sent me started to play.  An ordinary guy was sitting in front of his computer screen – he looked at me and said: ‘I got an email the other day which said … Jesus loves you.’ Ordinary guy thought, ‘that’s nice,’ but then he read the rest of the email which said…If you don’t start doing what Jesus says you’re going to burn in hell forever.’ Ordinary guy pondered…‘So, this love Jesus has for me is conditional. I can understand that.  Love has conditions attached.  ...

We Don’t Need No Stinking Religion

As we continue our study in Philippians we learn that when all is said and done, what matters most in our lives is Jesus. Religious customs, ceremonies, traditions and religious trappings don't even come close to the "surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord" (Phil. 3:8).   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR309.mp3

Don’t Let Religion Suck All the Joy Out of Life

There are many messages from a variety of places which tell us that we aren't good enough or doing enough or trying hard enough. In this first of a three-part series based on the book of Philippians we are warned of one of the dangers of religion - it can suck all the joy out of life!   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR308.mp3