We are halfway through Romans at Avalon. What have we learned? And what is coming up?
When a tree falls on your roof
Question: So a derecho (hurricane-strength, straight-line winds) comes through your city and your neighborhood and knocks lots of trees down at 10:30 at night during a June thunderstorm creating a disaster. Is God good? Answer: Absolutely! Question: During that storm or any other, if the tree falls where no one gets hurt, is God good?… Continue reading When a tree falls on your roof
Looking for refuge in all the wrong places?
Where do you find refuge? So many places to look.
The Deeper Story
How does Paul use the Old Testament in his letters? Sometimes he relies on the narrative to make his point. Sometimes he quotes it. He is always pointing to the bigger story.
Sometimes we read Scripture through the lens of the translator's headlines and miss what the author is saying. How does that affect our reading of Romans 1?
The Gospel of God
Paul talks a lot about the gospel in Romans. In the NIV the word comes up 12 times and 6 of them are in the first 17 verses of chapter 1. If we were to ask some questions of the text, one would be what is the gospel that Paul is talking about. The word… Continue reading The Gospel of God
Romans is a letter
This last Sunday Pastor KPaul started at the beginning of the book of Romans. It's the start of a journey that we will finish on December 31 of this year: studying the book of Romans together as a church. I'm excited about this year, and I hope you are too. Before we dive to deeply… Continue reading Romans is a letter
A Wondrous King
Good morning friends. I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you. I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. Ps. 9:1-2 NIV84 Praising God in this verse is not just about singing a song but it… Continue reading A Wondrous King
Wait. Is summer almost over?
Where has summer gone? What have you done with your summer? Have you drifted? Or are you focused on the goal?
Jesus makes it seem so simple
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry...." Jesus makes it seem so simple when he says it. Just don't do it. But I think a lot of us have been and are worried about many things. And when I say that, I may mean me. Let's just start with the first admonition: Do not worry… Continue reading Jesus makes it seem so simple