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Beatitudes #1

Join us for this first sermon in our five-part series about the beatitudes. This message will discuss the blessing of being "poor in spirit" and provide an overview of all eight blessings that form the introduction to Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.

Did God the Father Forsake Jesus the Son on the Cross? – Greg Albrecht

Question: Thanks for all the great resources you provide. I’m trying to reconcile the what seems to Jesus to be a “forsaken-ness” or estrangement/alienation of God and Jesus on the cross. How are we to interpret the cross in light of this? Love you guys. Response: My sense of this much debated statement on the cross – “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) – begins with a Christ-centered interpretation, which is the place where I try to start any question about a biblical passage. Jesus was and is God – (see John 1:1-3).  He was never not divine, and forever will be divine. In his ...

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

June 4, 2023 - Quote for the Day “The phrase ‘upside down kingdom’ was popularized by Donald Kraybill in his 1978 book, The Upside Down Kingdom. Kraybill pointed out that Jesus, the king of the kingdom, is the king who triumphs through losing, who is victorious through the humiliation of the cross and who serves by dying.  The kingdom of heaven 1) seeks out, serves and gives grace to the lost, the least and the last, 2) opposes religious scorekeepers who meticulously record both good and bad behavior, and 3) turns the kingdoms of religion upside down and every which way but loose.”  Originally published in: ...

Join Us For Our Sunday Sermon

"Irresistible and Inescapable Love" God’s love is endless. Much of Christ-less religion emphasizes our search for God, but the gospel is clear – God will relentlessly and incessantly search for us. Join us for our Sunday Sermon: https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/CWR694.mp3 Link to Christianity Without the Religion - Sunday

He Lives IN Us!

Muslims do not speak of Muhammad living in them, nor do Buddhists speak of Buddha inhabiting them. Yet as Christ followers we believe that Christ IN us is the hope of glory. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR445.mp3

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

June 1, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “Do you think Joshua and Caleb didn’t see the same giants and giant obstacles as the ten cynics who were LOOKING BACK?  Though all twelve of the advance military ‘operatives’ saw exactly the same things as they explored and ‘spied out’ the land, Joshua and Caleb saw a glass half full while the ten merchants of doom and gloom described the glass as half empty.  Joshua and Caleb saw the same difficulties, but they insisted on LOOKING FORWARD.”  Originally published in: Letters to My Friends ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

The Cross – Anger or Love?

When the love of God is stripped away from the significance of the cross of Christ, revenge and violence is all that is left - but that anger is not the wrath of God. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR444.mp3  

Samson and …?

The life of Samson is filled with scandal and sleaze, yet perhaps one of its great lessons for us is seen in the context of Jesus Christ, so that we realize that no matter how far we may have run from God, God is always near.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR443.mp3

Realities – Old and New – by Greg Albrecht

Friend and Partner Letter from June 2023 Two friends had been drinking at their local bar most of the night, and now they were finishing their evening by watching the 11:00 news. The lead story was about a despondent man standing on the side of a bridge threatening to jump.  As viewers watched footage of the main poised to jump, the newscaster promised to get back to the story after a short commercial break.   Don, thinking that his friend Gary had not seen the 6:00 news which showed footage of the man eventually jumping off the bridge, said to Gary “I’ll bet you $20 that he is going to jump!” Gary enthusiastically replied, ...

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

May 30, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “I was recently reading a brief essay by an unknown author – let me share some of it with you:             Religion enslaves; Christ liberates!             Religion condemns; Christ pardons!             Religion brings pain, heartache and tears; Christ heals and wipes the tears away. Religion searches for meaning in life; Christ, who is our life, is the meaning of life.          &nb...

Grace Poured Out

The elements of bread and wine/juice instituted by Jesus are symbols of the limitless favor and lavish grace of God, poured out on us without measure.

Grace = No Condemnation

There is no place in the gospel for continually finding fault, threats and intimidation, even when Christ-less religion says that the end justifies the means.

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

May 28, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “The Bible, some say, is the Word of God.  That is a false supposition, according to the Bible.  Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1-14).  Jesus is the Word of God.  He alone occupies the throne of authority.  He does not share that throne with a book. Bible publishers have long titled the Bible as ‘holy.’  God alone is holy.  God alone is infallible and inerrant.  Humans are created, mortal and less than perfect – all that we touch and produce falls short of perfection and holiness. Humans have determined the Bible to be holy, infallible and inerrant.&nb...

Battle About the Bible – by Greg Albrecht

... we do not worship the Bible. We do not believe it to be infallible. We believe that God alone is infallible. No human or human product is infallible. The Bible helps us to know God as God reveals himself to us through its pages.

A 58-Word Sermon

How long must a sermon be, or how short can it be? Join Greg as he looks at the example of Jesus, and at how Jesus must be the center of all sermons.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR440.mp3