Fifth Sunday in Trinity: Exodus 21-23: Lessons: Ex. 21:1-14, Heb. 10:1-25, Lk. 6:27-45

Introduction Last week we framed this covenant renewal scene as God’s aim to clothe His son, Israel, in His glory. The wind and words of Sinai were ultimately accomplished at Pentecost, through the Spirit of Jesus, undoing all guilt and shame. The initial commands regarding worship are an invitation into this glory. We continue into…

Zach & Faith

“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Gen. 2:25) I think this is one of the most haunting verses in the early chapters of Scripture. What would it have been like to have no shame? None of us here know what that’s like, to have had no shame….

Fourth Sunday in Trinity Season: Ex. 20:18-26, 2 Cor. 4:7-5:5, Jn. 4:5-26

Introduction We return to our series in Exodus, zooming back out from the Ten Words. Remember the big picture context: Yahweh has come for His son and rescued him from a false father (Ex. 4:20-21). Israel has come to Mt. Sinai to make covenant with the God who has redeemed them, to become a kingdom…

Assurances of Salvation

Pastor Jim Wilson has a great little booklet entitled Assurances of Salvation, available here in Kindle format and available here for free download, along with a few other goodies. The booklet lists 8 ways to have assurance of salvation but begins with the recommendation to read 1 John which is written “so that you may…