Hope And Peace Of Mind

Hope And Peace Of Mind

Hope And Peace Of Mind

Now, since our message is that Christ has been raised from death, how can some of you say that the dead will not be raised to life? If that is true, it means that Christ was not raised; and if Christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach and you have nothing to believe. More than that, we are shown to be lying about God, because we said that he raised Christ from death—but if it is true that the dead are not raised to life, then he did not raise Christ. For if the dead are not raised, neither has Christ been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is a delusion and you are still lost in your sins. It would also mean that the believers in Christ who have died are lost. If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we deserve more pity than anyone else in all the world. But the truth is that Christ has been raised from death, as the guarantee that those who sleep in death will also be raised.

1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Dear Friends,

The topic at lunch the past few days has been a mudslide in Sausalito. Early Thursday morning the ground gave way under one house and it slid down into a house below. Both houses were destroyed…

Scandal

Scandal

Scandal
For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1 Corinthians 1:22-25

Friends,

I came across this story a few weeks ago.

“Little Johnny is always being teased by the other neighborhood kids. They even went so far as to call him stupid. Their favorite joke is to offer Johnny his choice between a nickel and…

A More Excellent Way

A More Excellent Way

A More Excellent Way

And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant…

Redrawing Our Picture Of God

Redrawing Our Picture Of God

Redrawing Our Picture Of God

One day when Jesus was praying alone, the disciples came to him. “Who do the crowds say I am?” he asked them. “Some say that you are John the Baptist,” they answered. “Others say that you are Elijah, while others say that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.” “What about you?” he asked them. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are God's Messiah.”

Luke 9:18-20

Dear Friends,

In his book, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity, Trevor Hudson writes that each person has a picture of God in that person’s heart and mind. In the process of gaining a clearer picture of