It shouldn’t surprise us, even though two millennia having elapsed since Jesus walked the earth, that we find ourselves still flabbergasted (gobsmacked) at the mysterious ways of God: His invitations,…

Still, we are learning

September 12, 2021
Our invitation to in-Christ, eternal living, lands at our feet when we are still sin-wrecked, stubbornly willful, egocentric; in short, Biblically speaking, lost, like errant sheep. The good news within…
Jesus chooses us. Jesus calls us. Jesus equips us. But Jesus also knows us. He knows our stuff. He knows the embarrassing, humiliating stuff about us. He knows the magnitude…
New life comes to us by way of invitation only. There is no application to fill out, no resume to tweak/put a spin on. The invitation is to Divinity-initiated adoption,…

Our Path to Joy

August 8, 2021
Jesus tore down every barrier separating us: blood-stained our sin, killed off death, bequeathed grace, re-established relationship possibility with himself; and now he invites us to live his life! All this in…
‘There is a place that I know where I need more often to go.  A place of amazing comfort and rest.’ from Arms of my Father, by Dave Chumchal We sing…
It’s embarrassing! It’s cringingly awkward! God’s love story talks about – it. The church’s prudish sensitivities are never on fuller display than when the Word includes tales of illicit love…

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