“Now the thing I said that concerns me – and I include myself in this – is that we more naturally relate, more naturally react to, the conditions of the Old Covenant than we do the New Covenant.  Let me see if you agree:  when you commit a sin, how many of you feel ugh! about…

The New Covenant is amazing.  It’s written in Jesus’ Blood, it’s the way God relates to us, it’s what separates us from not being in a covenant.  That sounds simplistic, but covenant partners have benefits…I think it is better contrasted against the Old Covenant…I’m going to propose that a lot of us, and a lot…

First days of school are tough, especially if you have changed neighborhoods over the summer and are starting in a new school, mapping out and exploring an unknown territory of classrooms and lockers.  Old friends are far removed.  The anticipation of “starting fresh” is dampened by the reality that it’s “starting fresh…alone.” One of my…

(This is the last point from Pastor Larry McKnight’s 8/16 teaching) Part Four:  Articulating a Gospel of Reconciliation   “My first attempt at articulating the gospel sums up in this point: Every person was reconciled to the Father by Jesus work on the Cross-His death. We are called to believe that-literally to believe Him; the one sent from God….

Last week’s sermon from Pastor Larry (August 16) contained crucial elements of “understanding the Gospel” that are worthy of being read, read again, and submitted to prayer and Holy Spirit-led meditation.  “Most of us are taught that sin separated us from God. We think of that separation being like a fence separates us from the…

Crucible.  Is it a word you recognize? Merriam-webster.com defines “crucible” in three variations:  “a pot in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted; a difficult test or challenge; a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions.”  The word has no form for either…

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