975 results for tag: Greg Albrecht

Out-of-Control Grace

If anyone ever had the right to be a control freak with others, it was Jesus — but he turned down that job description. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR499.mp3

Faith or Denial?

Greg proposes 1) while denial and deception lie at the heart of Christ-less religion, faith in Jesus is not blind, and 2) Christ-centered faith always makes room for doubt, while the dogmas of Christ-less religion allow no place for questions. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR498.mp3

Our Passionate Lover

Pain is inevitable in our lives, but, as we see it modeled in the life of Jesus, the suffering of sacrificial love is optional. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR497.mp3

How Far Will God Go For Love? – Greg Albrecht

Lending institutions place a cap or limit on the total amount of purchases you can charge to their card. They will only let you go so far before your credit runs out. How far can we go with God before he says to us "That's it—my grace has its limits!" Is it possible to use so much of God's love that our account will be "maxed out"? Of course God's mercy, grace and love are endless. As and when we request forgiveness, God will always forgive us. That's one of the attributes that makes him God. But, is it possible to take advantage of God's good graces? Surely he isn't like an indulgent grandparent who just sits on his throne, watching us willfully ...

What Doesn’t Kill You …

When viewed through a Christ-centered focus, the saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger - is not about revenge, but rather all about how God enables us not to simply become stronger, but to receive life of the age to come. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR496.mp3  

Grace a Lot or Grace Alone?

Almost everyone loves to hear about God’s grace — they love to hear grace a lot, but when the message is grace alone, then almost everyone gets a little worried about the absence of law and regulation. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR495.mp3

Why Did Jesus Call a Woman a Dog?

The Canaanites became mortal enemies of the Jews some 1,500 or so years before the time of Jesus when they resisted the new nation of Israel as it attempted to inhabit the Promised Land. Matthew 15:21-28 relates the story of a Canaanite woman who was so desperate to seek healing for her daughter that she defied social and religious conventions as she publicly spoke to Jesus (a man she didn't know) —beyond that, a Jewish man. We know, from everything else we read in the Gospels, that Jesus, God in the flesh, loved this woman, but it didn't seem that way to her when she first started talking to Jesus. She cries out, "Son of David, have ...

Grace at His Table

“Working” for good is far more common than accepting an invitation to a fully paid, no strings attached banquet — but that’s the incredible, too-good-to-be-true invitation God extends. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR494.mp3

The House of the Rising Sun

We can all identify with mournful, blues-like lyrics that speak of addiction and slavery, for we have all been prisoners. We’ll carefully study the glorious significance of “redemption in Jesus Christ.” https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR493.mp3

True Confessions

The Bible instructs us to “confess our sins” — but to whom and how? https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR492.mp3

Have You Forgiven God?

  "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."—Isaiah 55:8-9 A few years ago I officiated at a funeral service for someone I had never known. I interviewed people who had known the deceased, and in the process I found out some dark and disturbing things. What do you say at a funeral when you can't find anyone who ever knew the person who has anything good to say about them? What can you say at a memorial service when surviving friends and relatives are having a difficult time ...

Two Brothers

by Greg Albrecht Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them. "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. "W...