We fear it. We exert great amounts of energy to avoid it. What is it? Being Exposed. Exposed for who we really are. Jesus said in Luke 12 that what is hidden will be revealed, that which is whispered will be proclaimed on the roof tops. The reality is that we all stand exposed before the creator God. It does not matter how clever or crafty we are at concealing our sin. There is good news. When we are exposed and respond by confessing and repenting of our sins...God's grace breaks through.
July 24, 2011 • Jason Williams • Genesis 38:1-30
September 4, 2011 • Jason Williams
Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. We don't always see with correct vision. Sometimes we see what is not really there (fear) and other times we see only what we want to see (selfishness). The statement, "hindsight is 20/20 is a good one, but... there is greater vision than just 20/20. In Genesis 50:20, Joseph reveals to his brothers that even when they tried to harm him, God was at work! Joseph was looking at life through the lens' of Grace. He now recognized that God's plan will always prevail even if it doesn't appear that way. We all need this perspective. Put on the glasses of Grace and see what God is doing.
August 28, 2011 • Jason Williams
Everyone, everywhere... is a worshipper. We worship all kinds of things. Foolishly, many worship themselves, fame, money, achievement, nature, false gods... the list is extensive. Worshippers who are wise recognize the one true God and worship God for who he is and what he has done. The doorway into the sanctuary is Jesus Christ who made it possible to personally come into to the presence of God the father. Jesus, we remember what you have done and we recognize your grace in our lives.