Go and Sin No More

I must confess that my first reaction to the story in John 8, “A Woman Caught in Adultery,” has often been defensive finger-pointing. Me: “It takes two to commit adultery. What are they going to do to the man?” That’s not the point Jesus makes in this story. It’s not: “But everybody else is doing… Read More

Oil & Water/Grace & Truth

“Hallelujah! O my soul, praise God! All my life long I’ll praise God, singing songs to my God as long as I live.  Don’t put your life in the hands of experts who know nothing of life, of salvation life.  Mere humans don’t have what it takes; when they die, their projects die with them.  Instead, get help from… Read More

God’s Will in Life and Death

Pastor Leslie Weatherhead helped me to understand the will of God when I was angry and in pain (see my blog on August 31). He explained that there are three distinctive phases in God’s will: intentional (God’s ideal plan for man—his original creation) circumstantial (God’s plan within certain circumstances—what we experience in our lives in… Read More

Kathie’s Roman Digs (Week 29-Romans 15-16)

We don’t need to be the same to be unified. We may be different colors, temperaments, genders, or ages. Our backgrounds and financial status may be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but Paul tells us we are all one harmonious family in Christ. Sometimes we all sing in unison, but in Christ we can… Read More

Dig into Romans with Me (Week 29-Romans 15-16)

Hopefully last week’s video helped you remember all the themes that Paul included in his letter to the Romans. He revealed the Gospel message: Jesus offered His life so everyone can be justified. When the Israelites, past and present, rejected God, all others were who believe were and are grafted into His covenant family. Together,… Read More