Sky Cast: The Older Brother, Luke 15

Friends, I published the manuscript version of this Skycast earlier and it is also available at box.net. This sermon is based on Luke 15, but I drew heavily upon ideas that were developed in Tim Keller’s wonderful book The Prodigal God. I highly recommend this book. The sermon itself is based on the idea that… Continue reading Sky Cast: The Older Brother, Luke 15

The Older Brother: Luke 15

The Real Older Brother Luke 15 1Now the tax collectors and “sinners” were all gathering around to hear him. 2But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3Then Jesus told them this parable: 4″Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of… Continue reading The Older Brother: Luke 15

Intercession for Sodomites and Gomorrahites

Intercession for Sodomites and Gomorrahites Genesis 18, Luke 15 Properly speaking, of course, a Sodomite is someone who lives in Sodom the ancient city that one afternoon Abraham, the father of our faith, stood interceding for. A Gomorrahite is someone who lived Gomorrah. I suspect we have clung to the former because it is much… Continue reading Intercession for Sodomites and Gomorrahites

Like Filling a Cup From a Waterfall

Like Filling a Cup from a Waterfall 2 Samuel 9:1-12 Introduction David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They called him to appear before David, and the king said to him,… Continue reading Like Filling a Cup From a Waterfall

The Extravagant and Reckless Grace of God

God’s Extravagant & Reckless Grace Daily Reading: Jonah 3-4, Psalm 1-2 We have been talking a lot lately (at http://www.christianresearchnetwork.info) about God’s salvation. I think, perhaps, we might have been inadvertently, or not, talking about the extent of God’s grace. Grace is a subject we do not speak of highly enough or often enough or… Continue reading The Extravagant and Reckless Grace of God

God’s Amazing Grace

Friends, Here is an important post from my friends at CRN.Info and Analysis concerning the grace of God. The important part, however, is not necessarily in the post proper, but rather in the replies that it has generated so far. (26 as of this post.) I will explain in more detail below. First, let me set… Continue reading God’s Amazing Grace