God loves to give good gifts and do good things for people. Some go to great lengths making excuses, always rationalizing why it's OK to refuse those gifts and reject this gracious Giver. Christ invited you to gather with the rest of us poor, crippled, blind and lame people as we receive His good gifts … Continue reading Excuses…Excuses…and the Lord’s Invitation
Abram was not the perfect man with the perfect marriage, perfect home or perfect family life. But he trusts the Lord to keep His promise, which faith alone is reckoned to him as perfect righteousness. Hear the full audio of "He Believed The Lord" A sermon on Genesis 15:1-6 First Sunday after Trinity, 18 June … Continue reading He Believed The Lord
Dealing with the Athanasian Creed can seem a little like Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine. Here God's people confess the Biblical truth about Jesus: His divinity and humanity and the clear revelation of the Trinity in action in our midst. God meets us "Just As I Am" -- and here we meet … Continue reading Let’s Meet at the Corner of Heaven and Earth
The Babylonians were pioneers of mathematics and science, mixed with religious zeal and fervor. Their postulates and theorems are still taught today. Has our culture really abandoned religion, or merely embraced as new a very ancient and self-aggrandizing worship of Science? God reveals himself this Pentecost day as one well able to make himself … Continue reading Babble on, Babylon!
The Lord knows how to defend and vindicate His own holy Name and honor. Heads up! The Holy Spirit is headed this way, by water and the Word, to start doing so in your own heart and spirit... Hear the full audio of "A New Heart and Spirit in You" A sermon on Ezekiel 36:22-28; … Continue reading A New Heart and Spirit in You
"And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will … Continue reading Vacation! All I Ever Want Is…
"Jesus is not simply our go-between or our middle-man, though he is that! He is our access. He does more than just relay our messages. Jesus brings us with him into his Father's house. He sets for each of us a place at our Father's family table. Or to put it another way, with Jesus, … Continue reading The Father Himself Loves You