[Part 2 of an adaptation of the “We are at Work” sermon at The District Church on May 17, 2015. Read Part 1 here.] The story I want to talk about is one you may have heard before—it’s the story of God; it’s the gospel. This story—this gospel—as we understand it here at The District Church has […]
[Excerpt from yesterday’s message at The District Church: “You Are Not Your Mistakes.”] “There is not one square inch of the entire creation over which Jesus Christ does not cry out, ‘This is mine! This belongs to me!’” – Abraham Kuyper This is the gospel: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and […]
“Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery?” they said. “He is not here, but raised up.” Every person dies. Only one has been raised from the dead. What a weekend. JESUS IS ALIVE! Hallelujah!
Original post: April 10, 2009; repost: April 2, 2010–Good Friday. How could anything so tragic be good? [From Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, 2004.] And the account from Matthew’s Gospel (27:27-54): Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole cohort around him. They stripped […]
Sometimes I stray real far from where I want to be, from where I know I ought to be. Some days, I don’t look like a Christian at all. Sometimes I wonder whether I really have changed. Life, every day, is a series of decisions that lead me toward or away from God; sometimes I […]