Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Bad Boys of Easter – My Private Nation – March 26, 2017

I understand why we Christians resist the God we say we trust. Surrender is terrifying. But the story of Caiaphas reminds us of something we dare not ever forget. That while saying yes to God will cost you something, saying no will always cost you more. Saying no to God will even cost you what you put in the place of God to begin with.

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Where Do We Start? – Invitation – March 19, 2017

God is working in our world. Through the compassion of the church, through the message of the church, through the interaction of the church with the community, through the influence of the church, God is working. And we don’t always get it right. We’re not that smart. But God uses us anyway. That’s kind of the point. Jesus said, “I’m going to build my gathering, and nothing can stop it.” You & I have been invited to participate in the activity of God on this earth.

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Where Do We Start? – Don’t Stop – March 12, 2017

The word faith is not particularly a religious word. The word belief is not really a religious word. They are words that are often used in religious contexts, and when we pull them out of our everyday language and use them as religious terms, they tend to get all mystical and spiritual. Let’s step back from religion and just talk about what is faith, what is belief, and then before we finish we’ll come back and look at how that works within religion.


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