What are your rules for living?

Jesus traveled throughout Galilee, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness among the people. (Matthew 4:23)   Have you ever noticed how Jesus always seemed to be giving away free healthcare?    Jesus called the Twelve together, gave them power and authority… and sent […]

Paul, Mar’s Hill, “Christian” Culture

When we moved to Tennessee, a friend said, “you must go to a UT football game- it’s like a religious experience!”  We tailgated and did the Vol walk, the band leading us in. It was fun. Now I grew up in Kentucky, and Big Blue Nation wears a lot of blue, you just notice the […]

Expectations for Christmas- the kingdom is within you

A Heart for Hope Our Second Advent Candle lighting   John came preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. John calls out “Get ready- Prepare the way for the Lord.”   The crowds ask “what should we do?” John answers “Repent and produce fruit in keeping with repentance. Don’t trust in your […]