Posts from September 2014

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Much Loved, But Wayward

by Pastor Hartley

The bitter tears and anguish of soul caused by wayward children comes with a force akin to the worst kinds of grief. Just listen to David’s lament outside his chamber door: “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!” (2 Sam. […]

Forgiving, Faith and the Word

by Pastor Hartley

In Luke 17:5 we hear what appears to be a harmonic, unscripted cry for help from our favorite Christians: “The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” Three honest words spoken with great urgency: “Increase our faith!” What accounts for such desperation? The disciple’s desperate plea comes just moments after Jesus finishes a penetrating […]