Jesus was no more himself than when He hung on the cross as the Savior of the world. The seven last sayings of Christ would display seven 'stained-glass vignettes' of the God-man - on display forever in Christianity. Our view of Jesus would be incomplete had we not seen these very-different portraits of Messiah.
Article by Pastor Nix Mary Karr’s uncle had endured all he could stand! The tall Texan grabbed his chain saw and began to split his own house into two halves. He was sick and tired of living with such an unforgiving woman to whom he had not spoken in months. He had enough. He divided … Continue reading Finding Forgiveness
Article by Pastor Nix Even though I’ve been a Christian for over twenty years, I’m just now learning about grace. When I was twelve, I was ‘saved by grace’ – but I’m just now learning what it means to live by grace. I’m so thankful for this all-too-often misunderstood and abused ‘secret’ of living the … Continue reading Let God’s Smile Bring Back Yours
Ephesians 4:24-32 Bad out - Vacuum Replacement - Good in Our next step in overcoming: Relational “Step 6” – “We need to forgive those who have harmed us and make an amends for harm we’ve done to others –except when doing so will harm them or others.” Confession – There’s just something special about it … Continue reading Confession is Good for the Soul
Isaiah 55:6-11 Dealing with dysfunction in self & In others Bumper sticker – "Normal people worry me" “We’re all Dysfunctional” Get over it! (“abnormal; impaired functioning” – body system, social grouping behavioral The Origin of our Defects – Why am I the way I am? , Who can we blame? Is alcoholism a disease? Or … Continue reading Dealing with Dysfunction
Article by Andrew B. Lyons We falter, we fail, and sin hinders the fellowship between us and God. Much like Peter, we come up short, we deny Christ; "I know not the man". Then the realization of our actions hit us and we "run out and weep bitterly". Then like Peter we cry out, "depart … Continue reading On Sin & Forgiveness