Juicy Fruit

I like to start each year grading myself on the “fruit of the Spirit”: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). I put a letter-grade beside each one: A, B, C, D, or F. How would you grade yourself on these? It’s appropriate to consider because God is telling us, …

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Did Jesus Go to Hell?

The Apostles Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third …

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Old Friends

This week with the men’s groups we did some mock introductions and I think you’ll find the results interesting. I first had Calvin introduce Johnny, whom he only knows casually. Calvin wasn’t expecting it and stiffened up a bit, and struggled to introduce Johnny with what little he knows about him: “Teaches Kung Fu here …

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