They look so harmless - those people who follow the rules, who try so hard to be "good" Christians. But when following the law becomes our priority, we zap ourselves and others of the joy that God wants for us. And worse, our reliance on the law says we think we can save ourselves and that we don't need Jesus. Paul says it again, in his letter to the Philippians (3:1-16): Rejoice in the Lord! Sunday, Jan 27, 10 a.m.
Who hasn't wished, at times, that they could start over - undo the past, make a fresh beginning. Peter had turned his back on Jesus. But Jesus gave him the gift of starting over (John 21:1-19). Through Jesus and the power of the resurrection, God gives us that same gift. Sunday, Jan 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m.