Sermon: Grace Beyond Explanation

[This sermon was originally delivered on Sunday, November 22, 2015.] Not every story in the Bible is worthy of imitation. Not every person, nor even every action of a genuine faithful person in the Bible, serves as an invitation to ‘go and do likewise.’ Except for God himself and God made flesh in Jesus Christ,…

First Glance: Judges 11

And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord: “If you give the Ammonites into my hands, whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the Lord’s and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.” (Judges 11:30-31) The more troubling the…