July 22nd 2021
To know ourselves in Jesus is to know that we are already not guilty, we are justified. In understanding God, everything first goes through the Jesus filter, because we cannot separate the Son from the Father. So, grace does not occur as a reaction to the fall but precedes it. 
July 7th 2021
We have been exploring the country of Grace this summer. And our purpose is to really meet God afresh. Usually we approach God from a self centered perspective, meaning that we are defining God as creator through the perspective of His creations. But as we celebrate the birth of our nation, we should also look to the birth story of our universe, which tells us what God is and what it means to be human.