1021 results for tag: Greg Albrecht

Forgiven to Forgive

"Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive,..." (C. S. Lewis). Yet Jesus said we're to forgive "seventy times seven. What was he saying? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0064.mp3

Scandalous Grace (part 2) – Greg Albrecht

Genesis 27:1-45 - Jacob deceives Isaac for his blessing   The story of Jacob's deception centers on God promising a reversal. God essentially told Rebekah, Jacob and Esau's mother, that Jacob would receive the blessing the older brother, Esau, should have had. Amazingly, the life of Jacob after he had deceived both his father and his brother was an ongoing saga of deceit and conflict. When Esau realized that he had been duped and deceived, Jacob had to run for his life to escape Esau's anger. The story of Esau and Jacob is an illustration of God's scandalous grace, a grace that reaches into the murky depths where right and wrong seem to be ...

Who is the Good Samaritan?

Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan was a response to two questions, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" and "Who is my neighbor?" Jesus turned the second question around -- why? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0063.mp3

Just Wondering – Greg Albrecht

I was recently challenged by someone whose religion causes them to believe God the Holy Spirit to be an “it” rather than a divine Person.   Their mannerisms as they “taught me” reminded me of mansplaining - the current term that women use for men who patronize them, adopting a condescending conversational tone as if they are empty headed, immature children.  After I listened to this person “setting me straight” I said I had a few questions – they of course had to allow me to say something, since I had listened to them, and “questions” sounded good because it may have seemed I wanted clarification.  Indeed I did ...

Finding Your Way Home

Home Jesus promises us an eternal home, but we can't get there without him. We need directions. We can even be on the right road, but going in the opposite direction! The road to being at home starts at the foot of the cross.

Struggle Between Faith and Feelings

Does God get mad at us when we become frustrated with him in difficult times? One of the most perplexing questions people have about God is “Where is God when it hurts?” Or, put another way, “How can God, who is good, let bad stuff happen?” https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0061.mp3

Finding a Hiding Place

What pressures and stresses would you like to hide from? What problem is tempting you to play hide and seek with the world? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0060.mp3

God is Good!

God is good — always was and always will be. God is good, and he chooses to be so. That’s part of his nature which works for our benefit. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0059.mp3

Scandalous Grace – Greg Albrecht

Keynote Passage: This is the account of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban the Aramean. Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “Why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the LORD. The LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, ...

From Here to Eternity

God is eternal — what does that mean? And more importantly, what does it mean for you and me? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0058.mp3

God Is Love

Our human experience with love may well get in our way with a relationship with the great God, who is love. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0057.mp3

Will You Get Enough Right Answers? Greg Albrecht

Will You Get Enough Right Answers? My driver’s license is expiring in a few weeks. In the past, my license expired every five years and the state of California automatically renewed it and sent me a new one in the mail.   But now, knowing I have passed the exalted age of 70, and apparently completely oblivious of the legal implications of age discrimination, the good people of California have determined that I and other old codgers like me must have my vision and knowledge tested to see if we are worthy of sharing the road with all the careful, cautious and patient younger drivers we encounter every day. I made an appointment and showed ...