Christ's Fulness for our Emptiness
April 17th, 2022
Easter is when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The resurrection is described in all of the gospel accounts, and the startling feature of these descriptions is how fact-based they are. Rather than describing the mechanics of how Jesus was raised from the dead (which Paul affirms is by the power of the Holy Spirit – Rom. 1.4), the gospels describe how people encountered the res...
Stepping into God's New in 2022
January 1st, 2022
Are you ready for the new year? Are you ready for all the Lord is going to do in 2022?There are lots of scriptures that prepare us spiritually, emotionally, and mentally for stepping into the future. Our tendency is to carry the past with us. When we talk about the past, there is ‘good past’ and ‘bad past’.Good past is the spiritual inheritance we have received from God, his Word, and the church. ...
Anticipating God's Greatest Gift
December 22nd, 2021
It's Christmas week, that time of year we tend to be scurrying about preparing to celebrate Christ's birth with friends, family, and loved ones. For the second year in a row I'm filled with a tinge of sadness that our church will not be gathered together on Christmas Eve.We continue to live in a less than ideal global situation, but this in itself should give us great courage. Because it was into ...