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Reflections Along the Jesus Way

March 16, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “Beginning in the second grade, I lived in constant apprehension and fear of an impending doomsday.  My family and I believed that “the end” could come at any time; we were convinced that we always lived in a window of a “few short years” from the events surrounding the second coming, I did not treasure the message of Revelation, I feared it.  The specific “end times” interpretation I was taught exercised enormous power over me and many others.  Decades later God’s grace completely changed my understanding of Revelation – from a book to be feared to a book to be treasured....

Growing Old(er) Grace-fully

No matter how old you are, God is not yet finished with you! We'll concentrate on four keys to growing old grace-fully.

The Intersection of Hate and Love – by Greg Albrecht

Friend and Partner Letter from March 2017 To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unforgiveable. Faith means believing the  unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. – G.K. Chesterton The intersection of a vertical pole/stake and a horizontal crossbar on the Cross of Christ reveals its earthshaking, far-reaching significance. This intersection of two pieces of lumber reminds us of the cosmic collision at the crossroads of the vertical love of God and the horizontal hatred of our world.  The Prince of Peace came down from the eternity of the kingdom of heaven and responded to ...

Take Away the Religious Rocks

Jesus meets us at our times of loss, grief and despair.  This week we revisit the tomb of Lazarus, and we celebrate his resurrection.  Our passage reminds us that Jesus invites us into the work of helping to remove the grave clothing of dead works that cling to so many, helping to take away the religious rocks that imprison those who are bound in religious tombs.   https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR105.mp3

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

March 14, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “I believe that physical death is not the end of God’s pursuit of us, and I base that belief primarily on the full and complete (as I understand it) revelation of God within the pages of the Bible.”  Originally published in: Christianity Without the Religion magazine, February 2022 ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

Lessons Learned

Greg shares five of the lessons he has learned, in his journey in and with Christ, and invites you to make your own list - and for that matter, think about the lessons we ask God, by his grace, to continue to teach us.

Q&R – Which Religion is Right? – by Greg Albrecht

Question: How can we know which religion is right, and further—if Christianity is the only right “religion”—will only Christians go to heaven? Response: In our postmodern society, it seems that every belief system is afforded equal weight. Well-meaning wishful thinkers like to point out that world religions share many things in common—and if everyone would just focus on these commonalities, perhaps we could “all just get along.” Yet even a brief survey of world religions reveals huge contrasts and contradictions. How can so many contradicting ideas, philosophies and doctrines all be right? Of course, logically, they ...

Power, Love and Sound Discipline

What are YOU afraid of? What are your biggest fears? Join us as we discover how God's grace deals with the shame that is at the root of our fears.

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

March 12, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “There’s an old story about a young man who asked his rich grandfather, ‘Grandpa, how did you get so rich?’  ‘Well,’ said Grandpa, ‘during the Great Depression my family had no money whatsoever.  I found two pennies in my old piggy bank, and I bought an apple with those two pennies.  I shined that apple up, took it out on the street where people were hungry, and sold it for five cents. ‘Then I took that nickel and bought two more apples for two cents each.  I shined them all up, took them back on the street, and sold them for five cents each. The grandfather paused, ...

Join Us For Our Sunday Sermon

"Everyone is Forgiven" As hard as it is to imagine that God truly forgives us, wrapping our heads and hearts around how and why God forgives others is an entirely different matter. Join us for our Sunday Sermon. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/CWR683.mp3

Small Is Beautiful

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. God grows the kingdom according to his timing and plan, by his grace. He does not depend on human efforts in so doing, and in fact, many times human efforts get in the way and pervert the idea of God's kingdom.

Reflections Along the Jesus Way

March 9, 2023 - Quote for the Day: “On his cross, Jesus once and for all demonstrated that peace, love and grace are stronger than hatred, violence and anger – and on his cross he provided the absolute proof that the eternal reality that will win, in the end, is God’s love.”  Originally published in: Christianity Without the Religion magazine, June 2022 ------------------------------------- Help Us Help Others - Give Now

No More Condemnation

Shame and guilt is a spiritual swamp - shame is normally connected with how we feel about who we are, and guilt is normally understood about things we have done. Shame = I am bad, whereas guilt = I did something bad. We will explore and study what Paul means when he says "no more condemnation."

No Carry-on Baggage Allowed – by Greg Albrecht

Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low; their idols are born by beasts of burden. The images that are carried about are burdensome, a burden for the weary. They stoop and bow down together; unable to rescue the burden, they themselves go off into captivity. "Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." —Isaiah 46:1-4 If you have flown commercially lately, for business or pleasure, you know ...

Our Father

Some call the sample prayer Jesus gave us "The Lord's Prayer" and others call it "Our Father." Join us as we study the implications and significance of the meaning behind this short prayer in Matthew 6:9-13.