forgiveness and grace


Confession and Grace

This morning at church we spent a fair bit of time talking about what confession-of-sin is, and it’s place in a Christian’s life. One of the passages we used was 1 John 1:8-10:  If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and…

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Zombie Gospel

A friend of mine, Gabe Voorhees, wrote this a couple days ago. Totally cool approach to the Gospel! Zombies Based on an extensive study of the modern zombie’s evolution over the past half century and on countless interviews with zombie fans and scholars across the globe, here is its definition: The modern zombie is a relentlessly aggressive, reanimated human corpse driven by a biological infection. By breaking down the definition into its component parts, three key elements emerge against which all…

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God Doesn’t Play Hide & Seek

When they brought the adulterous woman before Jesus, the scribes and Pharisees were clear that the Law of Moses called for her to be stoned. Yet they asked Jesus, "What do You say?" I love this because it's a picture of bringing sin to the judgement of the law vs. bringing sin to the judgement of Jesus. Jesus made it apparent in His response that He was the only one out of all of them worthy to judge her. When…

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Brought to Dignity (part 1)

Brought to Dignity (part 1)   ~*~ Worthy ~*~   God loves to stretch people, I can vouch for that. *Smile.* I don’t think I’ve ever felt qualified or ready or adequate enough for anything He’s ever called me to do. It’s part of His charm! He calls you to something and gives you strength you need on the way. But something He’s been stretching me in a lot lately, especially being a part of SOM, is how He qualifies…

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Ghost Lite

Keep your head up

This blog comes as a result of Tony asking a few members of the School of Ministry what they would say to a school of jr. high students)   God is incredible.   Look, people are dumb. People are complicated. People are stupid. I'm an actor. I did a show once that had the worst of the worst. It had violence against women, it had violence against men, it had drug use, violent sex, you name it, this show had…

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