That’s Not Fair, That’s Grace!

Matthew 20:1-16 Dr. Charles Sykes once said that the average teenager uses the phrase “It’s not fair” around eight times a day. It’s not fair that some people are taller, faster, prettier, more popular, or more successful. Life may not always be fair, but God is always good. Matthew 1
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Balancing Grace and Truth

Grace and truth are both core concepts in Scripture. Neither can be neglected if the message of Scripture is to be understood. However, balancing the two can be challenging. Truth without grace can appear stark and unattractive. On the other hand, grace without truth can be perceived
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Glimpses into the Heart of God

The kingdom parables Jesus told in Luke 15 all deal with lost things: a lost sheep, a lost coin, and a lost son. In telling them, Jesus was responding to complaints of the religious establishment that he was freely and unabashedly associating with sinners. And he certainly was! They w
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Getting a Grip on Grace

God owes us nothing: We owe him everything. God didn’t offer his grace to good people, but to needy people. (Click to Tweet this) In 1981 the movie classic, Chariots of Fire, memorialized the story of Eric Liddell. Known as ‘The Flying Scot’, he entered the 100 meter race in the 1924
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The Paradox of Grace and Truth

There is a vast difference between that which characterizes the modern day church and that which characterized the first century church. Many churches in Denver are known for their impressive, over-the-top buildings, slick marketing campaigns, and multi-faceted programs that have litt
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Sanctification and Freedom from Temptation

It has been stated that Salvation frees us from the penalty and power of sin. Sanctification frees us from the pursuit and practice of sin. Glorification frees us from the presence and possibility of sin. Sanctification requires our cooperation with God and involves our choices in lif
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