When God called us to plant a church, we ran into obstacle after obstacle.
Making Sense of Senseless Loss July 31 Read: ROMANS 9:19-26 Early on in my life of faith, I lost a friend in a tragic, senseless car accident. I wanted answers. I wanted to make sense of his death. I went [...]
What Brings You Sorrow? July 30 Read: ROMANS 9:1-8 Many of Paul’s fellow Israelites do not believe that Jesus is indeed God’s Messiah sent to reconcile them and all of creation to God. Paul presents a theological puzzle in which [...]
The Surprising Value of God’s Kingdom July 29 Read: MATTHEW 13:44-46 Small. Gentle. Quiet. Hidden. Yesterday, we looked at Jesus comparing God’s kingdom to a mustard seed. Here again we read a parable about God’s kingdom, and again this kingdom [...]
The Surprising, Invisible, Growing Kingdom July 28 Read: MATTHEW 13:31-33 Violence and disease spreading across the globe. Declining church attendance across Europe and the United States. Materialism, sexual promiscuity, and injustice. It is easy to think that God is absent. [...]