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An Approachable God

Luke 17:11-19 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 One of … [Read More...]

Values: A Catalyst For Action

One of the challenges of being a follower of Jesus relates to the gap between what we say and what we do; what, James, the brother of Jesus who wrote the letter recorded in the Bible as the book of James, referred to as being mere "hearers" of the word. James 1:22 22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Even the earliest followers of Jesus struggled … [Read More...]

Getting Our Stories Straight

My comments today will not contain one single passage of scripture but I hope before we are done you will realize that this may be one of the most Jesus-centered messages I've ever shared with you. I want to talk about our STORIES; that is, the stories we tell about our faith and our relationship with God.  I want to lay a foundation today for the way in which we look at sharing Jesus with the … [Read More...]

The Face of Grace

Today our topic is grace. For some, grace is a difficult concept because, as it pertains to God's forgiveness and our reconciliation with Him, our effort becomes totally irrelevant. That is, there is no way for us to earn the love, favor and forgiveness of God because He offers them freely as a gift of grace. Here's the definition of grace I find easiest to remember: grace is God giving us what we … [Read More...]

A Time For Praise!

Every once in a while it seems good to pause and take time for praise without any other consideration. The Psalmist, David, declared, Psalm 34:1 1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. I must confess this is not always my default disposition. Especially when things go wrong I'm inclined to worry, sometimes complain, and usually obsess about trying … [Read More...]