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  • Words of Grace – God is Love but Love is not God

    [This Words of Grace was originally posted on May 12, 2017.] Twice, the apostle John wrote the concise theological statement that “God is love.” (I John 4:8, 16) He never meant to say that love is God. God is a personal being; love is an attribute of a person. God...

  • Words of Grace – The Love of God

    [This Words of Grace was originally posted on August 7, 2015.] We have one word for many kinds of affection. The word “love” is used for food, sports, and spouses. It applies to marital fidelity and fornication. The only way to know what it means when it is used is...

  • Words of Grace – Remember My Chains

    Paul closes his letter to the Colossians Christians with a sentence that has captured my attention, “Remember my chains.” For months Grace Community Church has been reading, preaching, and discussing Colossians. And, Colossians has been reading us. As we come to the end, what are we to make of these...

  • Words of Grace – Do We Pray About Buildings?

    To be honest, praying about buildings initially seemed a bit strange to me. I have had to get over the idea that we should pray about the “spiritual” things, like evangelism and discipleship, but not the things like building plans and money. Maybe my hesitance to pray about buildings came...

  • Words of Grace – Grace Knows No Borders

    “Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!” Psalm 117:1 This morning my Bible reading began with the clarion call to all nations to give praise to the LORD. God is not provincial. He does not belong to a nation or a people. His people reflect his glory locally...

  • Words of Grace – The Arbiter Within

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body” Colossians 3:15 We naturally think of a ruler as someone who tells other people what to do. The ruler has the power. And in a fallen and broken world that power is...