Words of Grace – Messaging

“We hear them telling in our own language the mighty works of God.” Acts 2:11 There are times when people repeat back to me what they think I said in a sermon or a conversation. I am often surprised that what they heard is not what I meant to say. I have learned the...

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Words of Grace – The Holy Spirit and Scripture

“The Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David…” Acts 1:16 “What God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matthew 19:6). Jesus was talking about marriage when he spoke these words. But they apply as well to the Holy Spirit and...

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Words of Grace – Timing

The phrase “timing is everything” is so commonplace that it’s impossible to attribute it to any one person. You will find endless uses of the phrase in some form or another in songs, psychology, and speeches. It’s the advice given to investors and comedians. There is a lot of truth...

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Words of Grace – Something Bigger Than Ourselves

No one would argue that we are not “selves,” with possibilities and responsibilities. The Christian message affirms that we are individuals, accountable to God and called to follow Christ as such. As Christians, our new aim in life is to bring glory to God. This is our motivation for taking...

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Words of Grace – Left Praying

“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.” Psalm 85:6-7 The last verse of Judges is, “In those days, there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own...

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Words of Grace – Keep Reading

When we come to the end of the book of Judges we are left with a bleak picture of the state of God’s people at this point in history. “There was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” As Judges shows us, that “right”...

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