March 20, 2016
Jesus’ heart reveals God’s heart which longs for all to have open and free access to God, and that access has been made possible by Jesus.
March 13, 2016
The trial of Jesus ends with His abuse at the hands of ordinary citizens. We are all guilty of killing Jesus—the elites and the low class all had a hand in His death because there is no one righteous, no not one. He endured the suffering, showing that He is more powerful the forces of […]
March 6, 2016
Jesus willingly suffered on behalf of people (including us) who don’t deserve the offering of grace, forgiveness, and new life. He was innocent, as Pilate attested to. We, along with Barabbas, are the guilty ones.
February 28, 2016
God’s grace is so pervasive, so freely dispersed, that it is offered once again to any who are far from God.
February 21, 2016
Betrayal flows from the disappointment we have in Jesus when His ways are not our ways—and we want our ways. But in spite of our times of betraying our Lord, He continues to love us.
February 14, 2016
The Lord’s Supper defines us—we remember the story that Someone saved us; our freedom from sin came at a cost; God in the flesh suffered & died for us; and we live in thankfulness to God.
February 7, 2016
Jesus not only prepares Himself, but also his followers of the coming necessity of the cross—what is needed for our new life.
October 9, 2015
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August 31, 2015
Because we belong to God’s family, we are to live out that unity by how we treat, respond to, and minister to one another.
August 31, 2015
To be the unified church God calls us to be involves high engagement in prayer that brings change. Prayer that is less to do with what we want and more to do with who God is. This is why prayer holds such power.