Only Grace

As Paul McCartney once sang, “When I was younger so much younger than today. I never needed anybody’s help in any way.” With independent assurance of youth fleeing fast over my horizon I am suddenly faced with a weakness that reminds me that Jesus is a friend closer than anyone on this planet. He alone…

Finding Grace

All through the Bible are people whose lives are woven together by grace. Some like Noah felt alone or like Hannah rejected. Some suffered abuse like Hagar others shame like the woman caught in the act of adultery. What we share with each and every one of them is our hope in God’s great grace….

Gone Fishing

Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. John…

The Power of Grace

I have been reading in my morning devotions about King Solomon. He was blessed by God with wisdom riches and peace. He built the first temple and consecrated it to God. His kingdom was unequaled in all the history of Israel. Beyond all of his accomplishments he also had the experience of God himself appearing…

What ever Happened to Sin?

With all the debate about highly paid kneeling athletes one might be led to believe that racism is something new and shocking. In a way it is good and healthy to be able to talk about right versus wrong but that conversation apparently begins and ends with only one or two subjects. Any conversation about…