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  • Words of Grace – Christ Changes Minds

    “And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death.” Colossians 1:21-22 We change our minds every day, mostly about insignificant things like what to eat and what clothes to wear. Over time, we can...

  • Words of Grace – Look Both Ways

    “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you.” Colossians 1:3 For reasons that remain a mystery, I pulled my hand from the grip of my mother and darted across 21st Avenue to the grocery story that was our destination. Even in the...

  • Words of Grace – Our Church Reputation

    Our Church Reputation “…we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven.” Colossians 1:4-5 (ESV) Being a pastor and living in a city like Nashville, I hear a lot about...

  • Words of Grace – Me or We?

    I was taught not to major on minors or build a theological system on a single passage of Scripture. That’s good advice, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t major points of truth in what appear to us to be insignificant parts in the Bible. I am reminded of this when...

  • Words of Grace – Reading the Bible in 2018

    When I became a Christian in 1977, I already knew a few things about the Bible. I knew the difference between the Old and New Testaments, that there are 66 books in the Bible, and that we find the information about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection in the Gospels. I...

  • Words of Grace – Whose Purpose?

    Subtle changes can become seismic shifts over time. Here is a change that is sometimes made with good intentions, but ends up making a mess of our discipleship: We can shift from understanding that our calling is to serve the purpose of God, to believing that God is to serve...