Desperate for a Touch of Hope?

Jesus life and ministry foils everything that we know. Where there is darkness he brings light. Where there is death he brings life. Where there is fear he brings peace. Where there is contempt he brings compassion. We could go on and on. Mark 5:21-43 vividly continue this theme (click on the link and read READ MORE

Preoccupation with . . . Grace

Jon Lindgren, a self-proclaimed “free thinker” whose blog appears in the Fargo Forum, often provides commentary on how he perceives Christianity and Christians in general, and one of his common themes is that Christians are preoccupied with sin. The honest reality, as much as I hate to admit it, is that he is on to READ MORE

Write this Down: Pride

“Write This Down…” provides a restatement of selected points or observations from various teaching venues at which Pastor Matthew speaks. The following material is from Pastor Matthew’s sermon entitled, “Pride,” part of the series called “The Seven Deadly Sins,” the weekend of September 19, 2010 at Bethel Church: Pride is that departure from sober self-judgment READ MORE

Would She Go to You?

She’d been watching Him for some time, which was easy to do considering she just had to follow the crowds. Wherever Jesus went people clamored around Him. She was one of them. No wonder there was a clear distinction between Jesus and, well, everyone else; particularly the Pharisees, who in their tasseled robes walked around READ MORE