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Acts: Cut To The Heart

1 October 19, 2014
Jones, David
34:10

Acts: The First Startup

1 October 12, 2014
Jones, David
35:03

Acts: "You will be my witnesses"

Reflection
The mission of the church is nothing more nor less than the outworking, in the power of the Spirit, of Jesus’ bodily resurrection, and thus the anticipation of the time when God will f ...
1 October 5, 2014
Jones, David
35:49
Abraham According to the Gospel: The Test

Abraham According to the Gospel: The Test

Reflection
Abraham cannot possess the promises; they are his by privilege and not by right. They are most truly his only when he “offers them up.”
— Thomas Mann
He who loves God without faith ...
1 September 28, 2014
Crossland, Bob
39:30
Abraham According to the Gospel: The Logic of Promise

Abraham According to the Gospel: The Logic of Promise

1 September 21, 2014
Crossland, Bob
34:52
Abraham According to the Gospel: The Destruction of Sin

Abraham According to the Gospel: The Destruction of Sin

1 September 14, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:46
Abraham According to the Gospel: Two Questions For God

Abraham According to the Gospel: Two Questions For God

1 September 7, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:23
Abraham According to the Gospel: The God Who Renames

Abraham According to the Gospel: The God Who Renames

Reflection
We don’t live by faith by reading a rule book, or following a map, or working through a career development program. . . . We begin with God. We dare to believe that God cares who we are, ...
1 August 24, 2014
Kim, Iron
37:57
Abraham According to the Gospel: Sleeping With Hagar

Abraham According to the Gospel: Sleeping With Hagar

Reflection
Like Abraham, we have received the great and precious promises of God, and strive to believe them in the face of the overwhelming disappointments of life. We find ourselves struggling ...
1 August 17, 2014
Jones, David
35:49
Abraham According to the Gospel: Doubt and the Promise of God

Abraham According to the Gospel: Doubt and the Promise of God

Refection — Abraham According to the Gospel: Doubt and the Promise of God
A faith without some doubts is like a human body with no antibodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy o ...
1 August 10, 2014
Jones, David
34:24
Abraham According to the Gospel: “Living by Faith, not by Sight”

Abraham According to the Gospel: “Living by Faith, not by Sight”

Reflection
There are things, say in learning to swim or to climb, which look dangerous and aren’t. Your instructor tells you it’s safe. You have good reason from past experience to trust him. ...
1 August 3, 2014
Jones, David
29:23
Abraham - The Call Of God

Abraham - The Call Of God

Everyone is on one sort of journey or another; failure to recognize this is to fail to be human and to suffer great deprivation.  Walker Percy, the late novelist and metaphysician, once said in ...
1 July 27, 2014
Jones, David

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Redemption

There’s a divinity that shapes our ends
Rough-hew them how he will.
— William Shakespeare, Hamlet


The book of Ruth— wherein goodness grows out of goodness, and the extraordinary is found here, a ...
1 July 20, 2014
Crossland, Bob
32:26

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Trust

1 July 13, 2014
Crossland, Bob
37:02

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Hope

The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow. Happiness lives where sorrow is not. When sorrow arrives, happiness dies. It can’t stand pain. Joy, on the other h ...
1 July 6, 2014
Crossland, Bob
37:25

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Loss

Hesed is one-way love. Love without an exit strategy. . . . Hesed is a stubborn love.
— Paul Miller, A Loving Life


The absence of lament makes a religion of coercive obedience the only ...
1 June 29, 2014
Crossland, Bob
35:51

Real Treasure

Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. 
— CS Lewis
 
In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not ...
1 June 22, 2014
Webster, Brent
37:38

"But God . . . Even When": Best Four Words In The Bible

The Times of London once invited a number of well-known authors to write essays on the theme “What’s Wrong With the World?” G.K. Chesterton wrote his reply in the form of a letter. It read:
“Dear ...
1 June 15, 2014
Wood, Britton
33:37
Words For The Way: Words For Our Uncertainty

Words For The Way: Words For Our Uncertainty

The New Testament gives no command to “find God’s will,” nor can you find any instructions on how to go about finding God’s will. There isn’t a magic formula offered Christians that will open some ...
1 June 8, 2014
Jones, David
33:07
Words For The Way: Words For Our Restlessness

Words For The Way: Words For Our Restlessness

If fear is a thunderstorm, anxiety is a constant, cold drizzle.
— Tim Keller
There is no question that the problem of anxiety is a nodal point at which the most various and important questions ...
1 June 1, 2014
Jones, David
32:31
Words For The Way: Words For Our Anger

Words For The Way: Words For Our Anger

The psalms of vengeance are a passionate clinging to God when everything really speaks against God. These psalms are an expression of a longing that evil, and evil people, may not have the last ...
1 May 25, 2014
Jones, David
35:23
Words For The Way: Words For Our Fears

Words For The Way: Words For Our Fears

All of us fear what we cannot control. Fear is our response to uncertainty about our resources in the face of danger, when we are assaulted by a force that overwhelms us and compels us to face that ...
1 May 18, 2014
Jones, David
37:03
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: It Takes A Family

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: It Takes A Family

[Jesus’] mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, ...
1 May 11, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:19
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Resurrection for Dummies

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Resurrection for Dummies

People are amazed that God, who made all things from nothing, makes a heav-enly body from human flesh. . . . . Is he who was able to make you when you did not exist not able to make over what you ...
1 May 4, 2014
Crossland, Bob
35:50
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