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Reconciliation
December 3, 2017

“He Died to Make His Enemies, Friends”

"He Died to Make His Enemies, Friends"

Colossians 1:21-22 says: “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation…” (NIV) Romans 5:10-11 declares further: “For if while we were […]

December 25, 2016

“The Story of What and The Story of Why”

"The Story of What and The Story of Why"

In Luke’s second chapter, the story of What happened that first Christmas is wonderfully told. But then we have the Why of Jesus’ coming, and that’s actually the more important story!

October 20, 2013

“The Doulos Distinction”

"The Doulos Distinction"

Come that final Day, we all eagerly hope to hear Jesus say to us: “Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your Master.”

August 18, 2013

“Bye Bye To Ai”

"Bye Bye To Ai"

Joshua and all the people of Israel were devastated by their bitter defeat by the small city of Ai. Israel is down and deeply discouraged. But God’s favor returns and He directs Joshua to once again go up against Ai, this time with God’s promise of victory.

August 4, 2013

“The Harlot In Jesus’ Closet”

"The Harlot In Jesus' Closet"

We might begin by asking how a Canaanite woman from Jericho with the seemingly infamous name of “Rahab the Harlot” ever made her way to the Hall of Faith in Hebrews Chapter 11? Further, how did she become the ancestral granny–first to King David–but ultimately to Jesus of Nazareth, our Messiah?

April 28, 2013

“God’s Love Restores”

"God's Love Restores"

The proverbial saying from the 1500’s still rings true: “Oh but for the grace of God, go I.” Paul, in his stern letter to the Galatians, reminds the church to extend love to those who have been caught up or entangled in various transgressions in order to restore them.

April 14, 2013

“The Impact of His Love”

"The Impact of His Love"

John, The Apostle of Love, evidently took excellent notes during Jesus’ Last Supper sermon. His letters often reflect the varied aspects of God’s love, especially as fleshed out through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

March 31, 2013

“The Flesh Is Weak”

"The Flesh Is Weak"

Simon, whom Jesus renamed Peter, was Jesus’ close friend and His right-hand man in ministry. But Peter failed His master when Jesus needed him most by denying 3 times that he even knew Jesus.

February 17, 2013

“Sanctimonious Swell Heads vs Breast Beaters”

"Sanctimonious Swell Heads vs Breast Beaters"

In another parable of contrasts, told by Jesus on the Calvary road to Jerusalem, we see two men famously juxtaposed. A Pharisee and a Tax Collector; one from the most religious sect of Jewish life and the other from among the most despised.

February 3, 2013

“Crossing The Chasm North of Hades”

"Crossing The Chasm North of Hades"

While Jesus’ story about the rich man and Lazarus describes the impassable chasm between Hades and Paradise, this side of death we all face another chasm. The chasm between us and God is just as real and yet this great divide has been crossed.

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