Working Together with God

A couple of weeks ago, I preached a message entitled “Working Together with God.”  I have long enjoyed meditating on 2 Corinthians 5, but unfortunately, my reading typically ended with 2 Cor. 5:21.  It is the next verse that has arrested my thinking of...

Justified Thanksgiving

* This is part three of three in a series based on a Thanksgiving sermon I preached this past Sunday based on Luke 18:9-14.  In this section, I argue that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the source of all acceptable thanksgiving.  Or, in other words, we should thank God...

The Quest for (Self) Justification

* This is part two of three of a series from a Thanksgiving sermon I preached Sunday from Luke 18:9-14.  This part focuses on the quest for justification (and its relationship to thanksgiving). To read part one, go here. The most important word in this passage (Luke...

Unacceptable Thanksgiving

* This is part one of three of sermon notes I preached Sunday about Thanksgiving from Luke 18:9-14. This passage speaks powerfully to what I called “justified thanksgiving.” This week is a special time in the calendar year.  We call it Thanksgiving—a time...