Does Law Get a Bad Rap? Part 3

Does the law get a bad rap? Isn’t the law a really good thing? Yes! When you’re talking about the things God loves and hates and the ways He wants us to live, the law is a really... Read More »

Does Law Get a Bad Rap? Part 2

Does the law get a bad rap? Isn’t the law a really good thing? No, at least not when we’re talking about the means of righteousness in front of a holy God, who really does demand... Read More »
The Grace of Giving

The Grace of Giving

“You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Cor. 8:9niv). My... Read More »
Saving Grace

Saving Grace

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Eph. 2:8-9 niv). God has... Read More »
People Grace (part two)

People Grace (part two)

The Smiths came to worship late and left early. And because they always sat in the balcony of our large worship center, I didn’t even know their faces. But on our last Sunday after... Read More »
The Art of Man Fishing

The Art of Man Fishing

As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. —IZAAK WALTON Warm-up: Luke 5:1–11 Over three hundred years ago, Thomas Boston, a young Scottish fly fisherman,... Read More »
The Glory of Celebration (Part Two)

The Glory of Celebration (Part Two)

This week, we are joining the multitudes around the throne in celebration of the greatness of our God. Yesterday, we celebrated the Creator (Rev.4:11). Today we join... Read More »
God Will Judge Evil

God Will Judge Evil

But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. —1 Peter 4:5 We see thugs, tyrants, and other terrible women and men getting away with... Read More »
God Longs to Save

God Longs to Save

“Neither do I condemn you . . . Go now and leave your life of sin.” —John 8:11 When I was a much younger man, an older friend tried to dissuade me from an activity he... Read More »
“Contrasts at Calvary” (Part Three)

“Contrasts at Calvary” (Part Three)

Today, Good Friday, we conclude our look at contrasts that occurred during the crucifixion of Christ, and to the three we have considered this week we add a final... Read More »
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