Aug 8, 2020
In times of chaos and trial we may wonder why God does not seem to be around. It was true for Elijah. It was true for Peter. Paul assures that God’s grace brings God much closer than we can imagine. Paul declares that salvation is as close as our lips and hearts… How is this possible?
Aug 1, 2020
Paul proclaims in language that soars, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ.” (Romans 8) Really? What if we reject God? What about sinners? What about the people of Israel? Grace and the good news are hard for us because we forget who makes us God’s people. Paul knows. Clue? It isn’t you.
Jul 25, 2020
The pandemic has caused us to physically separate from those we love. It hits the hardest when we cannot see loved ones who are in care facilities and hospitals, but the separation is for a very good reason of keeping our loved ones safe. Separation is hard; yet so much of our everyday life is surrounded with ways that...
Jul 18, 2020
How do you know if you are “in Christ” or really have the faith that gives hope ? Are there rules to follow? Behaviors and habits to engage? Paul says that you are in Christ when Christ is in you, and it turns out that is pretty easy to know.
Jul 11, 2020
To be in Christ Jesus means that Christ’s death and resurrection is our death and resurrection. To be in Christ Jesus is not about having some right or privilege that makes us better than our neighbors, but rather about being empowered to live life to a higher standard. To follow Jesus Christ is to live as a...