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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Words of Grace – True Worshipers

Worship is the expression of the relationship of grace and faith that we have with God. This relationship (called a covenant in the Bible) is foundational. God calls, saves, keeps, and leads us by grace. We respond to him in faith. Faith is trust, love, and obedience. Grace and faith...

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Words of Grace – Honesty

One of the reasons the Bible has been such a challenge for me over the years is because some of God’s people are so flawed and they do such horrible things. I still have trouble getting my head around some of the people and events in the book of Judges....

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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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