Psalm 51

Psalm 51

David repents after committing adultery with Bathsheba and killing her husband, Uriah. His example of repentance is one all of us can follow. Audio of Psalm 51 with Pads Notes: This recording is in the New International Version and was originally created for The Ministry to Seafarers of Montreal.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

In the midst of addressing messes in the Corinthian church, the apostle Paul reminds them of the heart of the gospel and the power of God's grace! They've received the gospel, but now they need to hold firmly to it...or their belief is in vain. Paul's words also communicate to the Corinthians that the resurrection of Jesus isn't a rumor, but a reality confirmed by hundreds of eye-witnesses who were STILL LIVING at the time Paul was writing this letter!

The Metaphor and Blood-and-Guts Reality

The Metaphor and Blood-and-Guts Reality

Alexis De Weese

For the last nine months I’ve been wrestling over the question, “If marriage never happens for me, will I be okay?

And the answer varies day-to-day, I’ll be honest. But it struck me the other morning in a big way. I was lamenting the fact that I may never experience that kind of intimacy and then a new thought emerged. Maybe I was very wrong.

We seem forget that marriage is just the metaphor, reflecting a larger, universal reality.

Marriage is supposed to be a picture of Christ and his Church. But somewhere along the line, marriage became the reality—the concrete realness of things.

But marriage has become less permanent and the pretty picture seems to be fading, and here’s the problem with that:

Marriage is just the picture. It was never intended to be what Christ and his bride reflect. It is instead the reflection, the lesser…

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Limbo

  My eyes will be drawn by the beauty of the Lord. By the power of the Lord, my eyes will be healed.   The Lord is compassionate in the mystery. He will not withhold what cannot be taken. His sovereign will is always done. His Kingdom will come. [Grave clothes will crumble— all my [...]

Good Friday

Good Friday

It is Good Friday and the sun is still hidden It is Good Friday and the world is still groaning Today we remember the death of a carpenter from Nazareth and the people he loved so dearly The ones he held by the hand, spoke tenderly to, said “Come with me— all else is Hades” [...]

Death to Logic

                My logic has been dealt its death blow                you’ll find it in the morgue                covered with scratches of love,                pinned to the table with an arrow                                -some say was fired from the hippocampus                sunk costs have never been                more afloatAnd I’ve never been more bored with form.