Grace Changes It All

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Paul Weakness is not a popular subject these days. For every flaw you see in yourself there is a hundred books written to make you strong. We are taught to fight our weakness, to press into ourselves and become stronger people, […]

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Irrational?

|When the disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor.” Matthew 26| The disciples of Jesus could not understand the logic behind this woman’s action in pouring an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment over the head of […]

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The Friendship Of Jesus

|When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, He was deeply moved in His spirit and greatly troubled. And He said ‘where have you laid him?’ They said to Him, ‘Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. John 11| How dis-interesting it really is to have “friends” who are […]

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Shame On The Table

|Shame, boatloads of shame day after day more of the same| Avett Brothers It may be worth our time to talk about shame. Can you remember the last time you have felt the effects of shame? It may take some prying but it is worth the work to awaken those feelings. What is your shame trigger? […]

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Forgotten By God

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? Psalm 13 The psalms give us permission to feel. Scripture is interested in the whole person, it let’s us feel, it is full of sinful people wrestling with the living God.  In fact some of David’s psalms […]

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Beginning To End

Scripture alone claims the start of things. |In the beginning God created Genesis|. The voice of God claims creation |And God said| and it was. He also claims to be the end |He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end Revelation|. Not only does God claim to […]

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Some Of What Preaching Is Not

1. Preaching is not preaching if Christ is not preached! Acts 10:36 “As for the Word he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ, He is Lord of all.” 1 Corinthians 1:17 and 23 “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with eloquent […]

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