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Grace on the run

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Many of us (but not all) have never had to literally run for our lives. We haven’t faced a situation that called for it. Most of us have pretty routine, day to day lives. Some might even call our lives “boring.”  The reality is, we should probably be doing a lot more “running” than we are! We all have deadly enemies seeking to do us in. Often, we don’t realize it until it is too late. Then we’re trapped once again! That’s the bad news. But there is good news.  We can flee temptation.  When we do, there is always […]

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Father Abraham nearly lost both sons

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Last week we saw that Father Abraham wasn’t the perfect father many of us have been taught down through the years. He ended up driving his older boy Ishmael away, and almost sacrificed his promised boy Isaac as well. What a way for Isaac to grow up! Well, as they say, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Isaac grew up to be our next in a long line of “fallen fathers.” And it sure seems like he got more of the bad than the good from his father Abraham! But as with the other fallen fathers we’ve already seen, […]

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The Crossroads

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Greetings y’all! A famous rabbit once said, “I knew I should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque!” Sometimes when we’ve taken the wrong turn, it becomes obvious after the fact. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to go “right” or “left.” Sometimes we make choices to go one way even though we know the other path is better. Last week we saw that the gospel comes to us through a personal revelation and calling from Jesus Christ, and this calling leads us into service as part of Christ’s church. Part of loving Jesus and His gospel is confronting those […]