Words of Grace – Are You Praying Today?

I awoke this morning to the news that five police officers were killed in Dallas at a march protesting the death of two men killed by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. I am working on the sermon for Sunday from the book of Judges that shows the depth of...

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Words of Grace – Why Judges?

A moment of honesty here…Judges is one of those books that I have not been eager to preach. I’m sure there are hardcore pastors who relish the thought of talking about battles and blood, and preaching through Judges is permission for them to do so. But for me, it’s a...

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Words of Grace – Reflecting on Philippians

This Sunday at Grace we will bring our Philippians sermons to a close. Finishing a sermon series on a book of the Bible feels a bit like saying “good-bye” to a friend after a rich conversation over a long meal. We’ll always be friends but we have to make a transition to other...

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Words of Grace – When “You” Means “Y’all”

We read the Bible through the lens of individualism. I often preach that way. A discipline I am learning is to read, think, pray, and live corporately. Here’s an example. The past couple of weeks at Grace we have considered passages in Philippians 4 that address prayer in anxiety and...

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Words of Grace – Lost in Our Thinking

A couple of times in my life I have been driving in my car and suddenly realized that I didn’t recognize where I was. I had become so deep in thought that I made driving decisions without conscious awareness of where I was going. Thankfully that hasn’t happened often! But...

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