"Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change" (James 1:16-17 ESV) There are a lot of wonderful things in this life: good careers, spouses, children, health, art, music, and Christmas presents (to name a few). We as Christians vie...Keep Reading
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From sinner to child of God, from languishing to flourishing, from hopeless to inexpressible joy…that’s what God has done. Don’t miss Sunday as we consider the greatest story every told as we continue our study in Hosea. We are a child of God…he has called us all out of bondage and into the Kingdom of His beloved Son....
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV) Something about the human condition pushes against grace. We see grace as an enemy, our hearts are poised against it we hate it. The fact is that grace says something incredibly powerful about us a...Keep Reading
"He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things.. " Luke 1:51-53 As we heard this past Sunday, the proclamation of Jesus birth brought tension into the lives of the people who heard it...Keep Reading
"For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh. The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away." (Psalm 90:9-10 ESV) Every time I hear "I'm living the dream" I have the same thought "Really this is the dream?" The fact is that most...Keep Reading