This past week our nation was focused on freedom. The celebration of the 4th of July is filled with fun traditions! Parades showcasing our society, the rockets red glare from a firework display, and a BBQ cookout. We love freedom. Why would anyone throw that away. This is what the Apostle Paul was faced with in the early Christian church of Galatia.
What does a spiritual make over look like? Before we get there, the Apostle Paul spends some time with us describing our old ugly state. This can be helpful because while we stand before God perfect and holy by faith in Jesus. We can show our love for God by changing our ways. Want to hear more? Check out this Sunday’s message – Extreme Spiritual Makeover.
What would a house divided look like? Jesus takes us down that train of thought in the Gospel lesson. How ridiculous to think that Satan would drive out his own demons. Jesus’ critics were looking for any and every reason to condemn him and his teaching. Jesus was teaching with power not just because he […]
How did you do in school? Were you a straight A student? If the Old Testament Law of Moses could give out grades to the world, every one would fail! Why then would anyone want to go back to school after Jesus has freed us from the Law?! By faith in Jesus we are perfect and forgiven.
When God thought about how he was going to tell the world about Jesus, how many different plans do you think he had to work with? The answer might surprise you!
The Gospel appointed for the first Sunday in Lent is always about temptation. Specifically the temptation of our Lord Jesus. This Sunday is also Valentine’s Day. We will look at the Epistle lesson, Paul’s letter to the Romans where he explains matters of the hear from a different angle than you might find at a Hallmark store. This Lent, walk this way: love like this. Love like God.