Jun 28, 2015
Especially in times of suffering, the church family is responsible to make sure that no one in the family "fails to obtain the grace of God" (Heb. 12:15; cf. 4:14-16). For the original recipients of Hebrews this was particularly acute on account of the persecution they were suffering. Failure to obtain God's grace would...
Jun 21, 2015
We were running stride for stride when we hit the sand dune. By the time we came out of the dune my opponent had dropped back 40 yards and in the half mile to the finish line was unable to recover. That day, as a high school freshman cross country runner, I came to value more deeply my coaches and the training...
Jun 14, 2015
For those of us who do not care for running it probably seems
fitting that the Greek term for a foot race is agon from which we
derive the term agony. We have a number of marathoners in our
church family and they know all about the agony of the race. They
are a different breed of human being; much to be admired.
Jun 7, 2015
Why is it that on the Sunday mornings we take a tiny piece of
bread and a tiny cup of juice we call it the Lord’s Supper? It’s
not even a snack much less a supper!
But from the beginning the Lord’s Supper was a supper. Jesus was eating the Passover meal with His disciples when He broke the bread and gave the cup...