Saturday, October 03, 2015

99 Reasons for Faith - #91: An Autumn Masterpiece

One thing, among many, that I love about living in New England is the extravagant annual pageant the native trees put on in early October. I get to enjoy it day after day for about two to three weeks. There are all sorts of colors, varying from dark evergreen to neon reds and oranges and yellows. I especially like when the sunshine is filtered through the color of the trees and casts a magical glow, filling our physical world with a sense of the magical. It is an experience not to be missed.

The most plausible explanation when we see any great work of art is to credit the artist with his masterpiece. Nobody looks at the Mona Lisa or a Renoir and says, "Wow, pretty cool how these natural pigments and organic materials arranged themselves in a way that our evolutionary instincts would find so helpful for survival." No, we all know that a living intelligent artist has been at work and we marvel and give him the credit that is due.

This fall, as you enjoy a most amazing masterpiece that fills your senses with wonder, may you marvel and give credit to the artist behind it all.

Reason #91, An Autumn Masterpiece

Autumn on a New England Pond

Friday, September 25, 2015

99 Reasons for Faith - #92: Good Food

There is nothing like food. It tastes good, it looks good, it is full of color and flavor. It fills our stomach and fuels our bodies.

It serves as the focal point for friendship and family time, serving as a powerful bonding context across diverse cultures.

Food could be just simply nutrition but instead it is art, culinary delight and the magnetic force of friendship and family life.

You could argue that this is all simply the necessary result of favorable mutations and evolutionary progress. But I prefer to see loving genius behind it all. I prefer to see God in all the wonder that is food.

Reason #92, food!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Glorious Grace of God - a Five-Part Series at King of Grace Church

I am excited about our mini-series on the grace of God. As we journey through Ephesians we have taken a pause to dig deeper into the wonder of God's grace. We are looking at 5 connected aspects to God's grace, five subtopics of grace that help us see grace more clearly and more deeply.

Here is the series:

G - God's Undeserving Enemies needing Grace

R - Reserved for Rescue by God's Grace

A - Atonement fully made by Grace

C - Compelled by Grace

E - Enduring by Grace

Worship with us this Sunday as we consider and celebrate the glorious grace of God!

God Bless!