Recently I watched the Academy Award-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America.” I have never watched a more interesting and yet tragic real-life human drama. The documentary tells the story of O.J. Simpson, one of the greatest football players to ever play the game. It starts with his early years growing up in inner-city San Francisco, his playing days in college and professional football, and shifts to the trial when he was charged for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Bro
In light of Easter, I've been thinking of the implications of the resurrection. The resurrection, by the grace of the Spirit, enables us to live free from law and sin. We're often conscious of our freedom from sin, but freedom from law is a reality which, although generally disregarded, must be understood in order for our new life to make sense. As Spirit-filled beings, we are regenerate, meaning we have been born again - “the old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2
Life on this earth gives us all burdens. Our burdens are unique to us as individuals, but they all tell the same story, more or less. We experience tragedy. We feel pain and weakness. We succumb to the darkest parts of our nature. We do something wrong, and we fall. We experience the consequences of our actions, time and again - and yet we continue to stumble. Eventually, the impact of this sin will take its toll. Everything we do comes at a cost - even the smallest of things
This spring, I've had the privilege to laugh, cry, and be challenged by the wonderful women in our Wednesday evening growth group. God is up to great things in our lives, and once again I am reminded through their stories and the Scripture that God has us in His sights and on His mind. On a recent Wednesday evening, while reading Acts, we were introduced to Saul. The story of Saul's spiritual transformation is one of my favorites. Saul was on God's mind, and I love how his st
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