Tag Archives: Redemption / The Gospel

The Prophet Jonah and the Surprising Grace of God

I lead one of the medium-sized Community Groups at my church (Life Bridge Community Church). We are currently in a series working through the Old Testament book of Jonah, and I have been asked to make some of the materials … Continue reading

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The Kingdom that Demands a Response

A sermon manuscript for Matthew 22:1-14, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes | parables study tool handout) Introduction Well, here we are – the final message in our Kingdom Parables series. Today, we’ll be studying the parable of … Continue reading

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The Spirit’s Carol

A sermon manuscript for Romans 8:1-19, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction Well, Merry Christmas, Life Bridge! … and a happy new year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. One of our family traditions is … Continue reading

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The Sum of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Catechism

I wrote this last fall and had originally intended to publish it then. Better late than never, I guess. It is the result of significant reading and study for one of the core systematic theology classes in the M.Div curriculum … Continue reading

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Upgrading Eden

Preface I recently facilitated a theology class at my church focused on the goodness of God entitled A God in Whom to Take Refuge. I’ve read and written quite a bit on this topic over the last couple of years, … Continue reading

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Our God has come close

I can’t get this song out of my head this morning. It’s simple, but its implications are far-reaching. And, by the way, I’m diggin’ this group (new to me): Love and the Outcome. Check this out… A Life of Hope For … Continue reading

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The Day of Victory!

Jesus had said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). And they did. They humiliated Him and hung Him on a cross like a common criminal … Jesus, the temple, the meeting place between God … Continue reading

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