Immanuel – God with us! Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, a day of hope and great joy. Peace on earth! But not for all. Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord! Why would you have the day of the Lord? It is darkness, and not lightContinue reading “God With us. A day of Hope or Dread?”
There are two questions that I am asked when people learn that we are planting a new church here in Monroe Washington. Why do we need another church in Monroe? How is Magnify Church different? I hope to answer these questions below. If you have additional questions or would like to know more or planContinue reading “Who is Magnify Church?”
The sooner we realize our desperate need for God, the sooner we realize that our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet doContinue reading “Did you forget your hope?”
Has Jesus ascended and left us to fend for ourselves?
Having anxious feelings that are slow to change and still being faithful to cry out to God over and over again might feel like failure, but it is quite the opposite, that is the definition of being steadfast.
They ignorantly relied on a wall to protect them from their enemies, a weak and failing wall instead of trusting God. We are no better off, believing that our technology, money, and healthcare will save us, yet here we are realizing that all of our systems and structures appear much stronger than they really are.
It is impossible to reconcile the idea of unconditional love with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the love of God
I do not recall any time in my life that I was free from concerns of the future. As a child I spent most of my time alone and in my own head, escaping from the unstable world around me and creating one that met my idea of good and was easy to control. AdulthoodContinue reading “Prayers of Anxiety”
In Part One, I focused on what being sober minded could mean for those who believe they are saved but are not. Our focus will now turn to being sober minded as followers of Christ. The term here is mostly used as an encouragement to wake up and remember what is true. I have been a ChristianContinue reading “What Does it Mean to be Sober Minded, Part 2”