Category Archives: grace

Losing isn’t so bad after all

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Well the Angels won the 7-inning game on my birthday but they lost the 9-inning one. They might as well have phoned in the eighth inning, allowing 7 runs on … Continue reading

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‘Joy Deep As Sorrow’

Well, we made it. As the dawn started to creep into the morning sky, I realized we had made it through the longest night of the year. From now on, the sun will come up a little earlier and go … Continue reading

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Not so amazing grace?

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:4 But whoever has been forgiven little loves little. Luke 7:47 Knowing the love of God is a factor of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a factor of confessed sin. … Continue reading

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Grace interrupted

See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God. Hebrews 12:15 How can you fall short of the grace of God? I can understand falling short of the law of God, since we all do that, … Continue reading

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Love over barriers

For the past three weeks, Hebrews 13 has been revealing its treasures to us daily. There are many and they are prophetic, and they are so very timely. And I am personally excited because I have been praying for this. … Continue reading

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One more reason why church should be like an AA meeting

Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:13 “Hi, my name is John, and I’m a sinner.” “Hi John!” That’s the way church should begin. Before the Call to Worship; before the opening … Continue reading

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Where grace meets disgrace

And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. Hebrews 13:12-13 What happened? According to this verse there is something disgraceful … Continue reading

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Strengthened by grace

It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace. Hebrews 13:9 Have you ever thought of grace as strengthening you heart? I haven’t until I asked my wife about this and she said, “Oh yes! It’s my only hope.” … Continue reading

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