I step out of the blinding, scorching summer heat and enter the second set of steel doors into the prison chapel. Takes a minute for my eyes to adjust enough to take in the room. There's a guy by the altar. His back was to me and he didn't look up, but then again the … Continue reading The Prison Chapel Porter
Pharisees and sinners want each other to "Get lost!" But Jesus seeks and finds stubborn strays and brings them back. He's doing this on purpose! "Rejoice with me, with them, with angels..." He says! "I found you! I found them! You belong here. Stick around." This is a good thing He calls "repentance." Hear the … Continue reading “Overjoyed with Just One–and All”
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