Welcome to the Pastor’s Blog!

Welcome to the Pastor’s Blog!

Welcome to the Pastor’s blog! Each week in response to the feedback to the sermon I’ll add content that addresses questions people pose, stories people relay that highlight the message of the text from which I preach, and stuff I didn’t have time to share.

The Bible is incredibly rich in teaching that a thirty minute sermon just begins to plumb the depths of.  This blog will enable me to say what was left unsaid and to clarify what was said.

I encourage you to jump on whenever you have a spare moment and have nothing else to do and join the conversation. All I ask is that you remain humble – don’t take yourself too seriously.  Be honest, even if you think your views are not deemed “Christian.” And remain always gracious to one another.  It is important to remember that we are not saved by doctrinal purity but by the precious blood of Jesus!  Our salvation is secure because of what he did and not on anything I can or will do.  Salvation is by grace alone, with faith alone in Christ alone.

 Within that safety net there is freedom to share, to inquire, to doubt, and wrestle with God and one another until we all “reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”  (Ephesians 4:13)  

 So get ready to embark on this adventure together. Currently we are on the Gospel of Luke, chapter 22. I’ll be preaching on the cross, why it is the symbol for the Christian faith, and what Jesus wanted to convey by it.  You can already tell that this is a topic that cannot be dealt with comprehensively in one message.  The cross is something that theologians, psychologists, therapists, sociologists, philosophers, anthropologists and many others have filled volumes on.  So you’ll want to talk further about it!

 Blessings in Christ,

Pastor Richardthe_gospel_of_luke

 

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