Jesus, the Lamb of God Who Never Went Astray

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. (Psalm 119:176) This verse ends the longest chapter in the Bible.  Psalm 119 is all about God’s word and the psalmist’s desire to follow it. Often he makes bold statements, as he does in verse 176, petitioning…

“Once for All (Free from the Law)”

By Philip Bliss (1873) Free from the law, O happy condition, Jesus has bled and there is remission, Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall, Grace hath redeemed us once for all. Chorus Once for all, O sinner, receive it, Once for all, O brother, believe it; Cling to the cross, the burden…

Joburg Summer Project

Part 8 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index. There are too many pictures from this 5-week period to share them all.  These don’t do justice to the wonderful, Christ-filled experience of this mission’s trip!

Sermon 8: Sin Darkened Hearts

Sin Darkened Hearts Series: Redemption Pastor Steve Moltumyr Romans 1:18-32 God reveals righteousness and wrath.  Both of them reveal who God is. The wrath of God is a permanent, consistent attribute of God that is a holy response to everything that is unholy. Why do we deserve God’s wrath? We suppress the truth about God. We don’t…

Father, Long Before Creation

This is one of my favorite hymns. It was originally a Chinese hymn, and it was translated by Francis P. Jones.  It was most recently re-recorded by Matthew Smith on the Beams of Heaven: Indelible Grace IV project. *               *               * Translated by Francis P. Jones Music and Chorus by Andrew Osenga Father, long before…

Be a Pipeline of God’s Mercy

Sometimes when we are merciful toward others, we do it out of religious pride.  Other times, we do it begrudgingly simply because it’s the “Christian thing to do.”  But Jesus tells us that the foundation for our being merciful should be an overflow of love for how God has treated us: But love your enemies,…