Tag Archives: Grace

The Rich Young Ruler

If someone asked you how to get to Heaven, you’d probably say “by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9),” right? So why did Jesus give the Law to the rich young ruler when he asked the same question (Mark … Continue reading

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Straining at Rowing

I took Mary kayaking this weekend. Typical of a 2-year old, she wanted to “do it myself!” Needless to say, we didn’t get very far and she ended up pretty frustrated. Truth be told, she was a hot mess and I apologize to … Continue reading

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Righteousness & Peace Have Kissed

“Mercy (hesed) & truth have met together; Righteousness & peace have kissed.” – Psa. 85:10 Where did they meet? In Christ Jesus. These four virtues, once lost with Adam, are now found in Jesus. All the attributes of God rest perfectly in … Continue reading

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Your Sins Have Been FIRED!

Let’s say someone comes up to you, removes your coat, and sends it away. Would you say you still had your coat? No. It was removed. It was sent away. Literally, the coat is no longer here. Jesus takes our … Continue reading

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Jesus Will Lift You Up

Look, I know it’s heavy. Too heavy. Who can lift it? Troubles, trials, & temptations; I know they crush you. They weigh you down. I know you feel defeated. Conquered. So please listen: Jesus can lift you up. All that heaviness? Light as a feather … Continue reading

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We Are Torches Ablaze For God

One of the most commonly shared experiences has got to be lighting candles on a birthday cake. You know how it goes: you take one candle & light it. Then you light the other candles with it until they are all lit. … Continue reading

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How Do You Envision God?

How do you envision God? In D.A. Carson’s book, “The God Who Is There,” He says there are three main ways that people envision God. • Model 1. The Soft Grandfather: “God is a benevolent gentleman with a long, flowing … Continue reading

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