An ecotone is a boundary between two different ecosystems (such as a Mountain and a plain). In this sermon, Steve uses this to describe how we interact with God and with each other.
Tagged as Ecotone, Grace, Open Door, Polemics, Tension
Tagged as Bridezilla, Church, Church History, Grace, Supremacy
The Church is the body and bride of Christ. And while Paul says that we are holy in Christ’s sight, we don’t always act like it. In this sermon, Greg talks about how difficult it is to hope in the Church, and how we can still strive to be the Bride of Christ.
Tagged as Grace, New Year, Reflection, Resolutions, Works
It is a New Year, and many people are making resolutions to change their lives and make them better. In this sermon, Greg talks about how Paul viewed his life’s journey. Make a new resolution this year that will mean more than a few pounds lost.
Tagged as Adultery, Divorce, Grace, Legalism, Relatively Speaking
Divorce happens. In this sermon, Greg speaks on when marriages go wrong. With divorce rates nearly the same inside as outside of the church, it is important to have a Kingdom understanding of divorce and remarriage, and how to answer the question: “When is it ok to divorce?”
Tagged as europe, Grace, hide-and-seek, Love, Mercy, Missions, Repentance
As children, we learn to play “hide-and-seek” with our siblings, parents and friends. Many of us continue to play this game with God as adults. Kevin Johnson challenges us to turn to God with our whole heart and receive God’s mercy and grace.
Tagged as Grace, Holiness, Judgment, Kingdom of God, Purity, Refining Fire, Tough love
God’s desire for us is that we become all that God created us to be. Life is the process in which we can resist or yield to God’s desire for us. When we yield we sense God’s burning love as warm and liberating. When we resist we experience God’s burning love as pain and wrath.
Tagged as Grace, Heaven, Heaven on Earth, Judgment, Kingdom of God, Myth of a Christian Nation, Myth of a Christian Religion
Jesus came both to save us and to reveal the character of God to us. Rather than coming in great power God came and served. Jesus calls us to “opt out” of the worldly desire to be better than others and learn to love them even when we profoundly disagree with them.
Tagged as Grace, Poor, Poverty, Rich, Spiritual warfare, Wealth, Works
We know that we are saved by God’s grace, not our own good deeds—but God still intends that we do good deeds. In fact, God saved us so that we can be restored to right relationship with God and all of creation. This restored relationship includes the activity (good works) that God has planned for each one of us.