Cross Words

Cross Words

11th Hour Grace

We continue our series, Cross Words, and I invite you to open your Bible to Luke 23:39-43.  As we move toward Good Friday and Easter, we are lingering at the cross.  We are listening to the last words of Jesus before his death.  Jesus is suffering.  Yet before he thinks to pray for himself, he prays that the Father forgive those who crucified and mock him.  He takes a…

A Bigger Family Than You Know

As we continue our series, Cross Words, I invite you to open your Bible to John 19:25-27. Family devotions.  Something most every Christian parent wants to do but finds a bit elusive.  Author Larry Crabb encouraged creativity when his kids were young.  Sometimes their devotions took the form of one of the children impersonating a biblical character.  The rest of the…

Grace In Our Face

I invite you to open your Bible this morning to Luke 23:32-38.  Between now and Easter we are going to linger at the cross and listen to the words of Jesus as he suffered there.  It’s important that we do.  We far too easily miss the cross. We don’t miss the image of the cross.  It’s everywhere: hanging on necklaces, imprinted on T-shirts, planted over graves, decorating…