Tag Archive: The Gospel

Discovering Idolatry – Issues of Faith, Hope, and Love
Posted March 6th, 2013 by Mike Hubbard

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three…  I Corinthians 13:13 John Calvin said the human heart is an idol factory.  Augustine, who lived in the fourth century and is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of the church said, “Idolatry is worshiping anything that ought to be used and using anything […]

Expulsive Power of a New Affection
Posted March 3rd, 2013 by Mike Hubbard

Quoted Thomas Chalmers in the sermon this morning.  Thomas Chalmers quote from one of his sermons entitled “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” (Chalmers was a 19th century Scottish theologian).  In the sermon he explains how the beauty of the Gospel is the only hope for our idolatry. “It is seldom that any of […]

Les Mis – A story about grace and law
Posted December 21st, 2012 by Mike Hubbard

I am so excited about the release of the Les Miserables movie on Christmas Day.  It is one of the great stories ever written (long before there was a musical it was a book by Victor Hugo).  The story has deep storylines about grace, Gospel, law, and fallen humanity.  Saw this blog on the Gospel […]

Sharing faith in Jesus – Some books to read with friends who are searching
Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Mike Hubbard

In the final sermon of the Go Fish series this past Sunday I shared the idea that a simple way to share faith with someone is to buy that person a book and read it with them, then meet here and there to discuss the content.  I mentioned one book, but also said I would […]

God’s Story and Your Story – Good Blog from Resurgence
Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Mike Hubbard

Since we as a church have been encouraging our people to work on their faith story in order to prepare for opportunities to share the Gospel with friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.  This blog post from the Resurgence website has some really good thoughts and pointers as we work on forming and telling our faith story.  […]