The Great Miracle

“Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity…” (Philippians 2:7, CSB) Paul is describing the incarnation of Jesus. Incarnation literally means “en-fleshment.” John says “the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14, NIV)  C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite thinkers, describes the […]

God Moves Personally

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel – which means God with us.” (Matt. 2:23) Monday was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. December 7, 1941 is a day that will live in infamy – the vicious attack led our nation to war. We had […]

God on Trial

“Take Me to court; let us argue our case together. State your case, so that you may be vindicated.” (Isaiah 43:26, HCSB) Why doesn’t God do something?! Have you ever asked that question? Following our last two sermons…If I really do matter to God and he really does care…then why doesn’t he do something about […]

The Gospel According to Mephibosheth

Paul Harvey once told the story of “The Man and the Birds ( ).” It’s about a man who wanted to help a flock of birds, caught in a snowstorm, get into the safety of his warm barn.  He tried to shoo them…he tried to catch them…he tried to lead them with a trail of […]

God with Us

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NIV) The two pivotal facts of Jesus’ incarnation are found right here: Jesus is God and Jesus is human.  He is Immanuel, God with us. Why is this important? Consider […]

Why I’m Anti Grace

“From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.” (John 1:16, NIV) I’m anti grace. There, I’ve said it. And now I should probably explain it. In the verse above, John is talking about Jesus’ incarnation – how the Lord walked among us and we beheld his glory. And when […]