Grace doesn’t bypass tragedy, grace is God with us…

But he gives us more grace. This is why it says, “God stands against the proud, but favors the humble.” – James 4:6 As a writer, one of the things I constantly try to guard against is the trite, the gratuitous, and the cliché – especially when talking about experiences that are serious, or heart-wrenching. I also want to be as accurate as possible, and … Continue reading Grace doesn’t bypass tragedy, grace is God with us…

“As you go, proclaim the good news”

 “As you go, proclaim the good news: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’” – Matthew 10:7 This morning my discipleship class will be discussing Matthew 10. It’s an interesting and provocative chapter, containing the instructions Jesus gives when he sends his followers out on their first mission. In a nutshell, Jesus tells his friends to share this one simple message: “The kingdom of heaven … Continue reading “As you go, proclaim the good news”