Encounters with Jesus, part 3. Tragedy is not unusual, it can come without a moment’s notice and leave your life in ruins. These moments, while bitter, often provide an eternal perspective on what’s important as we follow Jesus. Marcellus joins … Continue reading “Rebuilding in the Rubble”
Pentecost is a celebration of the birth of the church, where all the barriers which have separated human beings are overcome by the supernatural presence of the Holy Spirit.
Our Father goes out of his way to search for the one that’s lost, because they are of real value to him, and he desires all to be saved.
Those who have been forgiven much, love much — and our love never stays in the abstract, it always takes action.
So often we talk about churches and charities support the most vulnerable. But those churches and charities are made up of individual people making individual choices to free the oppressed, feed the homeless, and clothe those in need.
We have a heart set free and released from fear. Everything we are and have is in the orbit of God’s grace. As we give, it’s in response to this great freedom and love, and not in spite of compulsion … Continue reading “The Heart of Generosity”
Acts, part 27. As we recap of the book of Acts, we consider what God is calling each of us to do as the story of the global and local church continues to be written.
Acts, part 25. Someone once said “don’t ruin a good adventure with too many questions”. With every story, there are parts where we are not in control. .
Acts, part 23. In Acts chapters 22 and 23 the Apostle Paul has to make a legal defence for his actions, and the remaining chapters turn into a trial story where Paul defends the Christian faith against the charges made … Continue reading “A Short Course in Christian Apologetics”