Sharing God’s Word As Commanded

March 21, 2019

I almost bawled my eyes out in a Honda Service Center back in December. I didn’t end up shedding a tear, but the possible embarrassment would have been well worth it given the incredible love I was shown. The love didn’t come in the form of a free oil change, but a Christian pamphlet titled, … Read More

Missions Week Kick Off

March 14, 2019

Dear Friends and Family at Grace Redeemer, In his first letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul unabashedly oozes with love and affection toward the believers. He writes, “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had … Read More

For Such a Time as This

March 7, 2019

Around 450 years before the time of Jesus, God’s people were in exile under the Persian Empire. A plot arose to destroy the Jewish people, but God, in his providence, had placed Esther, a young Jewish girl, as the queen of Persia to appeal to the king and save her people. She did this at … Read More

Preparation for Lenten Season

February 28, 2019

“For while we were still weak at the right time Christ died for the ungodly… but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  – Romans 5:6-8 (ESV) As Lent begins on March 6, I find myself motivated to be focused on the cross and Jesus’ … Read More

George Washington & Others

February 21, 2019

We just celebrated President’s Day. Can you name all 45 of them? Who was 19th? Name one thing William Henry Harrison did? He served for 31 days. Do you remember that William McKinley was assassinated? Grover Cleveland? Wasn’t he a Sesame Street character? The real question isn’t about presidents. The question is one of influence. … Read More

God and the Graveyard Shift

February 14, 2019

The first full-time job I ever had was as a telephone operator at a Marriott hotel. Given the pay differential, I took the 3rd shift, i.e. 11pm to 7am. Weeknights were tame but weekends were awful-inebriated wedding attendees calling every other minute: the nice ones wanting extended conversation while the mean ones were threatening to … Read More