Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Message from Sunday, October 27

My son came home from a youth rally, very confused about something that he heard there. He was told regarding the Christian faith that, "If you're not all in, you're not in at all." This message is my response to this belief called Lordship Salvation: that you may not even be a Christian if you have disobedience in your heart. It implies that faith is not enough - you need works too. My response was off-the-cuff and not refined, but it was heart-felt and passionate.

Announcements for November

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October Announcements

Message from October 20 2013

All through the book of Galatians, Paul talks about being free in Jesus. In chapter 5, he begins to share some specifics about what that looks like... love for others.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This I Believe

Earlier this week, a good friend of mine summarized my life's message: the grace of God. So I wanted to put together a presentation of what I believe about myself, God, Jesus, the Bible, love, and grace. Comments are welcome - just be nice if you want me to reply to you after.

Message from Sunday, October 6

This message is called "Desperate Housewives" - I love it when I can have a silly but accurate title. It's about Abraham, and the women of his life - Hagar and Sarah, and their children - Ishmael and Isaac. The Bible writer Paul uses them as examples of living under law and living under grace, and what true freedom really looks like. It's a challenging sermon with an encouraging message: trust yourself less, trust God more.

Announcements for October

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Announcements

Message from September 29

It's so easy to start off the Christian life by trusting in Jesus, but at some point switching to all the things you have to do. Why do people insist on your finishing the job, after Jesus started it?