Archive for June, 2012

America the Beautiful

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

America the Beautiful, a favorite patriotic song in the United States, even sung in churches, towards its end, has the line, “God shed His grace on thee.” That’s a nice admission on the part of a people, that they have received God’s grace. One idea here, I think, is that the beauty that we see […]

What We Do With a Slide

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

As you know, we live in a seismic area, so it’s also often a slide area. Our church building has slid to the extent that we had to do some foundation work, and the building slopes downward. It helped with the flow of water off our flat roof. Now you can see our flag pole […]

What to Expect

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

What does God expect from believers? Is it sinless perfection? We know He doesn’t expect sinless perfection from believers. Perfection is the requirement for justification, for salvation, which we get from the perfection of Jesus Christ, His righteousness that we receive by faith. When we live out that perfection, Romans 8:29 says we will conform […]

You Can’t Put a Value On It

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

You’ve probably heard the terminology, “You can’t put a value on it.” Usually we’re talking about a different type of value, like sentimental value or nostalgia. Perhaps you have a ring from your grandmother or a necklace your husband gave you on a big anniversary. You can replace the ring or the necklace, but you […]