On Borrowed Faith

What do you do when you are a believer who is struggling to believe?

I have people I love very dearly right now that are going through things that would cause most any of us to at least question things that we know are true.

And this morning, in the beautiful, sunny stillness of my perch on the porch, I find myself called upon to believe on their behalf.

I know they have moments, even in the midst of the turmoil they’re experiencing, when they are confident in the powerful hand of the great God they serve to uphold them and carry them through the storm—whether a storm like the sudden, intense, terrible fury of an Oklahoma F-5 tornado or the hours-long surge of an enormous hurricane like the one bearing down on the east coast even now. I know there are moments that they, in pain and heartache, know God is hearing their cries. Continue reading On Borrowed Faith

The Mess of Sin

There are some questions that are hard to answer. But one I have heard a number of times is this:  if God is so good and we are so evil, why would he come here?

I believe the long and short of it is that He came here to show us grace.

In this message, we look at the account of the Samaritan Woman at the Well.

[Take a moment and read this text – John 4.1-42]

I hope you’ll take the time to give this message a listen.

See Him.

Believe Him.

Know Him.

Here He Is

Continuing through John’s Gospel, we see the record of John the Baptist.

John relays how John the Baptist explained his purpose in coming.

John taught us that God came into the mess of our world, the mess we made, and revealed Himself to us. That began with John the Baptist’s announcement. He said, in essence, “Here He is.”

I hope today that you can see what John was pointing out there in the wilderness, see that Jesus is the promised Messiah, God in the flesh, God in the mess.

I hope you can believe that He really was the Lamb of God sent to take away the sins of the world – that’s you and me.

I hope that you will choose to open your heart and mind to know Him, God in the Mess.

See Him. Believe Him. Know Him.