Friday Worship: Worthy is the Lamb

My voice was drowned by the thunderous roar of thousands of people filling the Q-Arena with praise. They were on their feet, hands raised to the rafters, voices singing at the top of their lungs the lyrics of the song: “And I hear the voice of all the angels sing: ‘Worthy is the Lamb!’” In that moment, I was overwhelmed …

The Audacity of Grace in My Life, Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you the beginning of my faith walk and my surprising struggle with sin when I had considered myself a good Christian. Here’s the rest of the story. I had been the arrogant older brother in the prodigal son parable (Luke 15:11-32) and the pharisee looking down on the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14). I was humbled that …

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The Audacity of Grace in My Life, Part 1

Although I grew up in church, I didn’t really grasp the audacity of grace in my life. Audacity (n.): bold or arrogant disregard of normal restraints, the quality of being surprising or shocking I used to think I had a lousy testimony because I grew up in a Christian family and didn’t rebel against my parents or my faith. I …