Scandalous Grace

This week I was doing some study in the Book of Joshua.  The story of Rahab, the prostitute, is simply amazing.  In her brokenness she understood something about God that others missed.  She understood that He is a God who redeems us from the mess we make of our lives.  The same story is found

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Forgiveness and Love

The Gospel is Good News because He is good.  Jesus turns everything upside down for religious people.  Life for religious people is about being good or at least living the appearance of goodness.  The Gospel isn’t a message of more effort.  It declares what Jesus has already done and made available to all mankind.  It’s this,

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Waiting on the Lord

Waiting is really not my thing.  At our local grocery store, I’ll walk all the way across the front of the store looking for the shortest wait – and hopefully find a line with no waiting.  Amusement parks aren’t fun because there is too much waiting.  Waiting in traffic is frustrating.  After all, I’ve got

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He Knows Me

Sunday, I was teaching on Adam and Eve and wished I had so much more time.  One of the things Abba was showing me was how our first instinct after we sin is to hide and cover up.  We give the enemy so much power over our lives when we hide and cover up.  What

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God’s Love Poured into Our Hearts

This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday on the Christian calendar.  This reminds us how the Holy Spirit was poured out on the very new church.  John the Baptist anticipated that day when he proclaimed “I have baptized you with water but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”  This immersion by the Spirit is

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