Nebuchadnezzar’s Pride and Mine

This morning at Grace Chapel, Associate Pastor Ben Loos gave a wonderful sermon on Daniel 4 and the pride of Nebuchadnezzar.  Before church this morning, I had been wrestling with God over my pride — and more specifically, just my simple desire to be better than others and really not liking it when people do better than me.  It’s disgusting, I know.  I hate it.  So, when I walked into church today, I looked at the title of the sermon.  It read: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  I laughed.  You would, Lord, I thought.  Ben’s … Continue reading Nebuchadnezzar’s Pride and Mine

Oriented to the Kingdom

This morning at Grace Chapel, Pastor Mike Hsu gave a sermon called Oriented to the Kingdom, (it should be upload for listening in a few days) from Genesis 1:26-28. The central theme of the message was that we, as sons and daughters of God, have been entrusted with the responsibility of seeing the will of heaven enforced here on earth. In the Garden of Eden, work, worship, and holiness were an integrated and continuous whole. Because of sin, that is no longer the case. Mike gave three applications for how to make this happen – by God’s grace – that … Continue reading Oriented to the Kingdom