September 29, 2013
Paul instructs us in the 3rd chapter of Colossians to “set your affection (mind) on things above, not on things upon the earth…” Exactly what did he mean by this, and how is it done? Follow this three part prescription to help in the process. By doing so, the story of each of our lives just might take a turn for the better.
September 15, 2013
In the first eleven chapters of Romans, Paul gives us the great doctrines of our faith, particularly the Gospel. Chapter twelve signals a shift by Paul who now begins to focus on how God’s people can apply and embody these great truths. A Romans Twelve-Like Church is the kind of church we all want to be a part of…
September 8, 2013
In a sermon I heard roughly 40 years ago, our pastor delivered a line that never left me: “God’s right, I’m wrong!” Those words are powerful and they can be very liberating.
August 11, 2013
After the great victory, the warriors of Israel are soundly defeated at Ai. Why? Our God is both loving and severe. We see this even more vividly as God the Father lovingly gave His only Son, Jesus, to bear our sins on a bloody cross, absorbing the wrath we all deserved.
April 28, 2013
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.
February 17, 2013
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.
October 13, 2012
Beginning with what many scholars believe was a creedal hymn in the early church, Colossians 1:15-23 reveals three very important dynamics of the Gospel message.