We talk a lot about grace in the church, and, rightly so! As Christians, we are saved by grace, live by grace, mature in
Written by Josiah Boyd
As Christians, we talk often about eternal life, heaven, and Christ’s return. But what will it actually look like when Jesus comes again? What
Philip Melancthon, the great Reformation theologian, once said to his friend and mentor, Martin Luther, “Today you and I will discuss the governance of
Written by Josiah Boyd
In our earthly relationships, it can often feel like we’re on a different page with someone when we have unrealistic or faulty expectations. The
Expectations can dictate experiences. If our expectations of a relationship or situation are inaccurate, unrealistic, or misguided then disappointment, disillusionment, and discouragement often result.
Written by Josiah Boyd
There are some words that are popular in Christianity that we sometimes use without fully understanding. “Calling” is one of those words. It gets
Without doubt, other than creation, The Exodus is the single greatest event in the Old Testament. It is an incredible story. It is a
Written by Lew Worrad
As a local church grows in size (or is forced apart because of a virus!) it can become increasingly difficult to actually know everyone
The Gospel according to Matthew is written in such a way that it oscillates between stories about Jesus and the teachings of Jesus. All in all, there are
Written by Josiah Boyd
As we come to the conclusion of the section of Matthew’s gospel made up of chapters 8 and 9, we once again see Jesus
Most are familiar with this cinematic scene: A bomb with a visible timer is counting down to detonation and, apparently, the only way to
Written by Josiah Boyd
In Matthew 9 we read the account of Jesus inviting a lowly tax collector to follow him. Without hesitation nor reservation, up jumped the