Churches, Change, and the New Wine of the Gospel

Change. None of us likes it. But change comes nonetheless, even though we often resist it. Institutions are especially resistant to change. Churches, for instance, can often be quite resistant to change. Particularly when much around us is changing so rapidly, we often want to cling to the familiar, to the comfortable, to that which …

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Jonah #3: The Surprise of God’s Mercy

I preached this message on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Here's the link to Jonah 3. Introduction A mother once approached Napoleon seeking a pardon for her son. The emperor replied that the young man had committed a certain offense twice and justice demanded death. “But I don’t ask for justice,” the mother explained, “I plead …

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