Posts tagged with ‘justify’

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The Grace of the Father

by Pastor Hartley

In his book, The Prodigal God, author and pastor Tim Keller makes the observation that Jesus gave us the parable of  “The Two Lost Brothers” (or, “The Parable of the Prodigal Son”) so we would see two distinct ways people rebel against God (Luke 15). Early in the parable neither brother loves their father. The younger brother, who […]

Communities of Competence or Grace

by Pastor Hartley

One of the things the world is quite good at creating are communities of competence. Communities of competence are little informal societies of people who associate with one another for the primary purpose of demonstrating their individual competence in whatever endeavor has joined them together. Thus communities of competence come into existence to exhibit, to […]