The Potter and The Clay

**INTRODUCTION ADDED ON JULY 29, 2017** This sermon has somehow drifted to the top of Google’s results for “POTTER + CLAY + SERMON” and other various combinations. If you’ve arrived that way… hello. I originally wrote this sermon as a paper seminary and subsequently adapted …

A Jesus Community

A PECULIAR COMMUNITY This is all a bit peculiar, isn’t it? Don’t get me wrong. This is really exciting. Church Beautiful has begun to gather. I cannot tell you how excited about about us beginning to worship together. But it’s all a little strange, right? …

The Praying God

RECONNECTING Back at the end of February—when I was asked to come and share with you guys here—I started wrestling with what we should talk about. I was hearing that Grace Camp is this unique (and really cool!) experience where the Grace Church in all …

The Vowels of Life

Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening. Amen. OPEN TO INTERPRETATION Well this is my fourth time getting to share with you all, and that means we’re in the fourth psalm. Last time we talked, we moved from the two-part introduction to the psalms—Psalm 1 …

Praying Our Pain

Heavenly Father, Guide as we open these ancient words tonight. Teach us to hear you. Teach us to speak to you. Teach us to trust you. Amen. THE FIRST PRAYER We’ve been working our way through through the book of Psalms—through this collection of songs …