Who is Truth?

by Fred Swartz   Key Verse:   “’Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate said to him, ‘What is truth?’”  – John 18:37b – 38a , ESV  I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Pontius Pilate.  At least the way scripture portrays him.  He seems a bit like someone who…

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Stability in Change

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:   “We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”  – 1 John 4:16, NAS95  I can’t remember a time since moving to Germany where change ceased, paused, or…

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Cycle of Grace Summary

by Joy McAuley   There are four dimensions in the Cycle of Grace. We begin, or we could say God begins, with our complete and undeserved acceptance by God through Jesus. This is pure grace pouring into our lives. We haven’t done anything to bring that grace into our lives, it’s just a gift from…

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Children of Promise

by Fred Swartz “Now you, brothers and sisters, like Isaac, are children of promise.” (Galatians 4:28, NIV) What exactly makes us, like Isaac, children of promise? It was through Isaac that Christ was going to be revealed after many generations. Likewise, every ancestor of Christ that came down through Isaac’s lineage is also a child…

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