Grace Debrief 1/28/18

Jonah’s prayer in chapter two of his book reflects his heart. The common view of his poem is that it is a turn-around point for Jonah where he comes to agree with God about God’s will, and determines to do things God’s way. But that’s just not true. I’ve always preached and taught that same...

January 30, 2018July 9, 2020by

Grace Debrief 1/21/18

We like to think that our decisions are our own – that we can choose to go our own reckless way, ignoring God’s desires for us, and that we are the only ones who will have to deal with the results. It’s not true. The first chapter of the book of Jonah describes what happens...

January 23, 2018July 9, 2020by

Grace Debrief 1/14/18

Sure, Jonah was a prophet. So we can distance ourselves, I guess, by saying “That kind of thing is only for prophets.” But what, really, is a prophet? At the core, it’s someone who has been called by God to listen to him, do what he asks, and be a spokesperson for God, delivering a...

January 17, 2018July 9, 2020by

Grace Debrief 1/7/18

Yesterday was our annual Grace Stories service! Thanks to Zane and Judy for sharing their stories of God’s grace and guidance.  Next week we start a series on the book of Jonah. Have you ever asked, “What’s God’s will for my life?” or “What does God want me to do?” or even, “Why would God...

January 8, 2018July 9, 2020by

Grace Debrief 12/31/17

Happy New Year! I pray that God will do his work in you and in all of us at Grace this year! On Sunday, we played a little game of Fives. We shared about 100 responses that helped us look back on 2017 in various ways. Thanks for your participation! While there are scriptures that...

January 3, 2018July 9, 2020by