C.S. Lewis observed, “Forgiveness is a beautiful word, until you have something to forgive.”
Lent, and the practices that are consistent with that period of time, is not something that is found in the Holy Scriptures, but is considered to be tradition in the history of the Christian Church.
As I sat down to the computer to prepare this week’s column, I took a moment to offer a silent prayer. Asking for spiritual guidance in choosing a topic seems like a prudent thing to do. After I completed my prayer and opened my eyes, my 11-year old asked me what I was doing. I explained that I was asking Jesus to help me prepare a good column, he replied, “Um, well, it hasn’t worked yet.” Leave it to a kid to help keep me humble.
Martin Luther was troubled. He was committed to being the best monk possible. He dedicated his life to serving God and the church. Yet he found that God was impossible to please, and the church was far from perfect.
A deep love of God has moved one Northwest Colorado woman to make her third mission trip to Africa.
Faith Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and this year, 2017, we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the reformation.
Jesus is a wonderful name! It is the only name on earth that can bring salvation, healing, freedom, life and true joy. The 70 disciples Jesus sent out to minister returned with great joy saying: “Even the demons are subject to us in your name.” This name holds dominion over evil spirits!
It has always intrigued me that Jesus, when encountering someone in need, in response to their “cry” for help would consistently ask “What do you want me to do for you?”
Another weekend in Northwest Colorado, another round of chilly weather. But, the cold is no excuse to not find something to do in the area.
When we hear the word Christmas, what images and thoughts are brought to mind? I often hear people talk of caroling, wonderful food around the table, family time together, obtaining and decorating a Christmas tree and the like.
There are many places we can turn to find lessons in life and faith, including the sport of basketball. Yes, basketball. As the coach of the Hayden Boys Basketball team, I see many teaching opportunities every day. There are plenty of legitimate and cliché lessons in basketball like adversity, hard work and sacrifice. But one of the most important lessons we learn is humility.
The Christmas season continues in Craig and Moffat County, and here’s a handy guide to many of the area’s Holiday Happenings.
“Nature is the expression of God, His primary word, or the Original Bible.” Many Christian mystics, from St. Augustine to Thomas Merton, saw the Bible, not as the primary revelation of God, but as secondary to nature. Nature existed as the only Bible for 13.7 billion years before man every put “the word” to paper.
A group of 10 missionaries sent by the Journey at First Baptist Church in Craig to Haiti has returned after a week helping the Baptist Haiti Mission. And plans are already in the works to provide more help.
Without the blood of Jesus, mankind has absolutely no standing with God. It is Christ’s blood that has been offered as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. Through faith in His blood, any person can enter into God’s presence without a sense of shame, guilt, or inferiority. Christ’s blood is redeeming in nature. Wherever sin has gone and brought damage and destruction, Christ’s blood has gone and brought redemption to life and righteousness.