Running the Race

Hebrew 12:1-3 In 1967 Kathrine Switzer followed her dream and her passion to run in the famous Boston Marathon. She registered for the race. She was given a number. 261. It was, at that moment, just a number. And she began the race. Race official Jock Semple became aware that a woman was running the... Continue Reading →

For The Sake of All

2 Corinthians 5:6-15 Paul spent a portion of his life actively persecuting the Church because he felt they were polluting the singular truth of God he understood as a faithful Jew. Then he saw the light. Literally. After that, Paul would spend the rest of his life being persecuted for the Church. Always, in the... Continue Reading →

Remembering Mortality

2 Corinthians 4:16-5:5 "Why does God allow people to have to live like this?" The question caught me off guard. We were sitting in a bible study class and one of the women began to speak about an elderly relative whose quality of life had long since been depleted. An empty, broken shell remained in... Continue Reading →

The Day A Drunk Woman Came To Church

Romans 2:12-16 When I was a teenager, my home church threw a Christmas party for area children. The youth group spent the year raising funds and preparing for the event. It was a major event in our year and in our spiritual development. Helen, an elderly member of the congregation who had worked many years... Continue Reading →

A Gracious Credit

Romans 4:1-12 A popular meme floating around social media states: "I've ordered a chicken and an egg from Amazon. I'll keep you posted." In faith circles, our chicken-or-egg debate rages around when exactly a person experiences salvation. Is it before or after we are baptized? Is it before or after we step away from all... Continue Reading →

Holy Living

Philippians 3:17-20 Being Methodist, I practice a Wesleyan tradition of the Christian faith. Part of this calls for "Holy Living". While we acknowledge (as we did in yesterday's study) that our salvation isn't tied to our good behavior or right-living, we also know that our relationship with Christ does not give us the license to... Continue Reading →

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