What’s the problem? It’s not you …it’s me” is one of those classic break up lines. If we are honest, the phrase is code for the exact opposite. You really mean “It’s not me….it really is you.” What’s wrong with our world? It’s not in a great shape is it. The daily news feed is… Continue reading The Good news of Christmas
I saw this message the other day. It’s typical of the type of witty one liner that we Christians think makes a fantastic point, putting a bullet in licentious secularism and making the case for the Gospel. However, I fear that it has a different affect. A lot of people will see this as an… Continue reading Did Jesus come to give us a holiday?
I want to specifically talk to those of you who have been following along as we’ve looked at Romans. You’ve been drawn to this message about good news, peace, joy, hope, getting right with God and your response has been “I need in on that.” Something in the message of this book has reached into… Continue reading Right with God (Romans 9 v 30- 10:21)
I love the story of Ruth and I particularly love this verse: The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”  The context is that Naomi and Ruth have come back… Continue reading “under whose wings you have taken refuge”
#TheDailyDose – Exodus 6:6-12 The fireman at your bedside Grace in the OT The Covenant Promise (cf Gen 12:1-3) God’s Presence/Blessing God’s People God’s Land Exodus 6 -12 Redemption (rescue and atonement) Exodus 20 – Law …over to you? What’s the right response to God’s Grace? To desire to know God fully -his name To… Continue reading What’s my part?
What is the thing that we perhaps find hardest to believe during trials and suffering? Well, it’s the very thing we need to know the most. We need to know how much God loves us. We left off last time with that wonderful declaration of God’s love for us. This is the first mention of… Continue reading This is how much God loves us (Romans 5:6-11)
#TheDailyDose Hosea 13
There’s a little tick that evangelicals have developed when wanting to sound edgy at conferences. They will announce in hushed tones “Aslan is on the move.” It’s meant to be code for saying that they can see positive signs in the life if the church. I must admit I hate the expression. It’s not that… Continue reading I see God Moving
You’re on the phone and every couple of minutes you get the message “You are number 7 in our queue.” You wait patiently. 10 minutes later you move up to 6 in the queue, another 20 minutes and you are up to number 4, you then have a 40 minute wait before you reach the… Continue reading Wasting time?
Have you ever lost your appetite? I don’t just mean being off your food for a few days because you are a bit under the weather or snacking all day so that you are not hungry at mealtime. I’m talking about significant loss of appetite over a sustained period of time. In such a case,… Continue reading Happy people – the hungry and thirsty