Work is Neighbor Love

Amidst the relief packages flying around, both passed and proposed, there is the hope that infusions of cash from the government to individuals and businesses will help keep the economy afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic. This post is not designed to debate the relative virtues of one-time shots-in-the-arm for individuals or businesses, bailouts for states,... Continue Reading →

Ephesians 4, Quarantine, and the Church

I started preaching through Ephesians a few weeks before the Coronavirus pandemic. In study, I was struck by the Ephesians 4 model of church leadership and spiritual gifting in a new way. Before the phrase “social distancing” entered our lexicon, I held my annual reviews with staff and began to lay the groundwork for how... Continue Reading →

Contend for the Faith and Love People

Jude vs. 17-19 "But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit." Jude is concerned that a church is being... Continue Reading →

Approaching the Throne of Grace

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 When it comes down to it, this is a stunning reality. The fact that we have direct access to the presence and power of God is nearly... Continue Reading →

Trust in the Promise of God

“…he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God…” Romans 4:20   In the course of our walk with Christ it is easy to waver in our faith. Due to circumstances and our feelings we may decide that God is not present, that he does not care, or that he simply is... Continue Reading →

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