Do You Need An Overwhelming Amount of Grace Today? Give This a Listen
May God richly bless you and assure you that he loves you infinitely. Here is a link to my sermon from last Sunday on grace. I hope and pray you find it helpful.
Embracing God’s Gift Rather Than Twisting Our Blessings
These words from Hosea have resonated with me for nearly 20 years (Hosea 11:1-11), “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. 2 But the more they were called, the more they went away from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. 3 It […]
I am not Pentecostal. I don’t claim to follow the “Full Gospel”. I don’t speak in tongues or claim direct divine revelation and yet in the strictest sense of the word I would have to call myself a charis-matic. Martic – Automated/willed by Charis, which is the Greek word for “grace.” Many of us have […]
Grace is Only Grace When….
it is needed to be put on the table. Grace as a concept or just in theory is not grace at all. Grace must be practiced in order for it to truly be grace. If we are to be considered to be a graceful people then when hard times come or offense happens, we should […]
Grace in the Teaching of Jesus
If you do a word search for the word “grace” in the Gospels you will find it a handful of times. You will find it in Luke 2:40 and three times in John 1. People see that and reach the conclusion that because they don’t find Jesus saying the word that Jesus was silent on […]
Grace Doesn’t Mean We Give Up On Truth
One of the most famous verses in the Gospel of John says this about Jesus, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). John tells us that in beholding Jesus you can’t […]
What Is God Waiting For?
In Judges 10 the people have rejected the Lord and chased idol after idol. 18 years of oppression and their hearts were so hard that they still hadn’t repented of their sin. When they finally do, God tells them that he isn’t going to help. Instead, they need to ask their idols for deliverance. Then […]
I love it when God gives you the confirmation you need. He doesn’t really confirm every detail but He gives you enough to let you know His hand is in something. Maybe it is that other person who has the same idea at the same time and everything fits right together to where your efforts […]
Gideon’s Weakness and the Grace & Peace of God
We usually associate “grace and peace” with Paul’s letters but grace and peace show up in other places in scripture. One of those places is in Judges 6. Gideon was told to deliver Israel from the Midianites but Gideon is concerned because the days he lived in weren’t like the days of his ancestors. He […]
The Tension Between Holiness and Grace in Both Testaments
We are studying Judges on Sunday morning. What a train wreck. The people are worshipping idols. They have turned from God…until life gets tough and then they repent…but only until life gets good and then they turn from God again. What makes matters even more tricky is that their deliverers are also often less than […]