In stories the hero arrives just in the nick of time. James Bond turns off the detonator with 007 seconds remaining. Han and Chewbacca arrive just as Darth Vader is about to fire on Luke. That sort of thing. While the Bible tells us that Jesus’ incarnation took place at the right time, the narrative …

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In God’s grace, a pastor learns that they are serving their life’s great ministry, not that they are preparing for it. This grace occurs as the story of God’s people intertwines with theirs, when God’s people are no longer a stepping stone or a means of achieving a plan, but when their stories become the …

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The desire for acceptance can never be satisfied through the strivings of our own efforts to be acceptable. It can only be satisfied through an acceptance not based on our strivings, but on the basis of an accepting love that falls on us in spite of who we are. From Searching For Grace: The acceptance …

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If the shared actions of the gathered people of God need to made relevant to each individual that participates it implies that sufficiency is inherent in those participants and the corporate activity is lacking. This is a contemporary notion. Corporate worship is framed from the perspective that sufficiency is found therein, and the need is …

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