The Bible is clear that people who come to faith as adults should be baptized — they are coming into the community of faith in Christ! But what about the children of believers? The doctrine and theology around the baptism of infants and covenant children has been the source of much confusion and even division […]
As Christians, we are the possessors of the most incredible promises of all time — The forgiveness of our sins, our adoption as children of God and members of the Bride of Christ. These things and more are all true of those who are in Christ! But….not yet do we have the full fruit of […]
If you know a storm is coming — some hurricane in your life via suffering or hard times — you’d better be prepared. And most of all, if you’re going to go through the storm….you’d better not be alone! In this text, Jesus promises and explains the person and work of the One we desperately […]
Our text today is so needed, and so difficult, in light of the protests, the venom, and the vitriol that are infecting our society right now. How do we walk among them and not be affected by it? Against the hate, Jesus calls for His followers to be marked by love. We are to walk […]
Christians are a people who have been lavished with a radical, undeserved love. That love is to show up in radically different relationships we have with each other, and it is reverberate before a watching world — and beyond!
Our frantic running and around and stressed out lives are like a crazy merry-go-round that never ends — and it never leads to the things we want. We run harder and harder, but find our lives emptier and emptier. Is there another way? Is there a way that we can know the presence of God […]
This text is contains one of the most beautiful invitations from Jesus in all of Scripture — and one of the most terrifying. For the idea of laying it all down and simply coming to Jesus, collapsing in Jesus, and enjoying resting in Jesus is so attractive, so needed….and so incredibly hard for us to […]
Peace. It’s something we talk about and desire a great deal – for the world around us…and within our own lives. We long for it – and so rarely find it. Indeed, peace may be one of the scarcest realities in this world. Into that reality, Jesus comes with an amazing offer…of something we need but can find […]