On Sunday I confessed that, as I considered fulfilling my pledge, I felt a strange tension. I had been so excited in early July to stretch beyond what I originally thought our family would pledge. But now it was August, and since pledging we have received tuition bills for two of our college age children […]Read More I Confessed This on Sunday
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” ~ The Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:1 In marathons, runners usually “hit the wall” around mile 18 or so, when all the glycogen has been depleted from their muscles. If glycogen is […]Read More My Dream for 2014
Trent Richardson is a role model that I want my son to emulate. But not because of his athletic ability. Not because of his success. For the first time since his sophomore year at Alabama, last Sunday was the first game in which Trent Richardson was not his team’s starting running back, when he was […]Read More This is the Kind of Role Model That I Want for My Son
April 7, 2013 • Listen Here –> When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully • Acts 3.11-26 (Revolution Series) How do you tend to react when confronted with or accused of an offense? Why is genuine repentance so hard? What is it about me that resists uncovering and owning my sin? How does repentance differ […]Read More “When I Confess Freely, God Forgives Fully” • Acts 3:11-26 (Sermon)
1 Peter 5:5 happens, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” God loves his own too much to let them be proud. He longs for them to receive grace. I had my rug pulled out recently, and fell squarely on my… Let’s just say, I’m really sore, embarrassed, and mad at myself […]Read More What Happens When the Rug of Self-Righteousness is Pulled Out From Beneath You?
“I found it a beautifully powerful thing to be assured of grace BEFORE confession.” Historic Christian liturgy tends to begin with a song of praise, then move to the confession of sin, an assurance of pardon, a song of thanksgiving, the sermon, communion, songs of response and a benediction. Today at East Lanier Community Church, […]Read More The Assurance of Forgiveness/Grace “Before” the Confession of Sin