“The Christian Life as a Response to Grace”

http://grovesvetclinic.com/lidiya/548 Oct. 13, 2019 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19   I had a New Testament professor in seminary who often gave these very rousing and inspired lectures during class.  On multiple occasions class ended with standing ovations.  I had never seen such a thing.  The professor wasn’t new at his job; in fact, he had been […]

“The Life that is in Christ Jesus”

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“A Compassionate Being-With”

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“Immanent Frame”

Click Here Aug. 11, 2019 Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Luke 12:32-40   A conversation I had at General Synod has been playing in my mind lately and especially in light of the latest mass shootings that our country has suffered.  The woman’s name was January, and I confess that I’m not even sure if she would identify as […]

“Wisdom and Hope”

June 16, 2019 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5   Nobody talks about the book, “The Shack” anymore.  It was published in 2007, made some waves for a while, was turned into a movie and made some more waves, and then we all moved on to other things.  The writing wasn’t especially good, but I thought […]

“A New Commandment.”

May 19, 2019 Acts 11:1-18 John 13:31-35   Despite what many people think, the bible is not a rulebook. Nor is it a manual on life with instructions for dealing with all of the various problems that each of us will encounter as we make our ways. And, contrary to what I’ve learned that many […]

“Belong!”

May 12, 2019 John 10:22-30   “How long will you keep us in suspense?  If you are the Messiah tell us plainly.”  In a way it seems like an odd question to be asked in the Gospel of John.  No gospel is more clear on explicitly declaring the identity of Jesus than the Gospel of […]

“Being Whole-Hearted”

May 5, 2019 Acts 9:1-20   Sermon process The inspiration for the sermon always comes, but I never know when it’s going to hit and that almost always causes a bit of stress.  Inevitably, though, each week I feel like God eventually breaks through with some guidance.  Often it happens when a line of scripture […]