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Grace is limitless in scope but not in application. Hebrews 10:26-17


The World is Deceptively Beutiful


Managing Dissapointment


Sermon, "Robe of Righteousness," Philippians 3:8-9

“Robe of Righteousness,” Philippians 3:8-9
Introduction Last week before the benediction, I made the unplanned comment for the sake of visitors that we aim at about an hour-long service, though we do not always make it. I said, just in case you have somewhere important to be like to meet with your parole officer at noon on Sundays or something. I got to thinking about that after the service. It was unplanned and I would like to think rather obviously meant without any malice, but I thought, you know, somebody could take an off the cuff remark like that the wrong way and I hope nobody did. Now, I think humor is too valuable a tool in preaching and teaching to leave it in the toolbox for fear of possible occasional unintended offense. Some people are very sensitive. Some people just do not know me well enough to realize how terribly funny I really am and may take something in a way completely unintended. While that is a risk I decided was worth taking a long time ago, I hope no one took i…

God's Comfort is Available! Matthew 11


What is the "Real Presence" in Communion?

What is happening at the Lord's Table? Is there a "real presence" in Communion? My message before commemorating the body and blood of Christ as the Body of Christ among the brethren at Mt. Hope on The Lord's Day yesterday."

“New Life,” II Corinthians 5:17

Faith brings us into mystic union with Christ where Christ becomes all in all; everything; the center of all aspects of our life. Christ is not an addendum. His story is not an appendix to our story. Our story becomes His story.

That’s what we’re doing here today in communion. In the strictest sense, we’re taking Him in. They say you are what you eat. Well, there is a sense in which we are ingesting the life of Christ. Here is an observation more than a sermon. Here are a few thoughts to stir our hearts and thoughts before we come to the Lord’s Table and celebrate together what Christ has done.

Here are a few Scriptures along with a few observations on this topic: Is the Real Presence of Christ present at t…