The gospel tells us that we are spiritually much worse off than we thought we were, but that we are much more loved than we could ever dream. Jesus want to bring his light into the darkest places of your life in 2021.
How Does God display his unlimited patience? In saving sinners- people whose hearts are corrupt by nature and by choice. Paul recounts for Timothy how he was a violent persecutor of the church before he met Christ on the Damascus road (Acts chapter 9). Paul considered himself “exhibit A” of sinfulness, and yet God had […]
“The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.”
Tim Keller, The Reason for God
“One Body, Many Gifts”(click to listen or download) You might think- “Can God really use me?” The answer is YES! Each person has natural talents and abilities, which are given by God since mankind is created in God’s image. But Christians also have spiritual gifts, given by the Holy Spirit to each person “as […]
(click to listen, right click to download) “Verbal Homicide” Jesus’ teaching always cuts right to a person’s heart. Like a master surgeon, he exposes the dark corners that need to be cleansed. We tend to categorize people into groups such as good vs. bad, convict vs. free, criminal vs. model citizen, etc. However when categorizing others, […]
“Burdened or Blessed?” When you go to the hospital, the doctor may ask you about your level of pain. He or she is trying to see how uncomfortable you are, on a scale of 1 to 10: “Are you mildly upset, is it medium pain, or is it the worst pain ever?” Many people in […]