Grow in Grace Notes Devotions

Jesus Redefines Our Best Days!

I’ve only preached on next Sunday’s gospel (Luke 6:17-26) twice in 33 years.  (No doubt shorter Epiphany seasons and 20 years of professor-ing have played into that reality.)  As I ...

Strength for the Calling…His…Ours!

It’s a double-edged connection. The more I see the power for Jesus’ calling of his own baptism by John, the more I will see the power for my calling(s) of ...

Lord, What Should We Do?

“You brood of vipers!  Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7).   Wow, is that John the Baptizer’s suggested homiletical greeting for Gaudete?  That historic name for ...

Do You Love Your Hearers? Then Speak of God’s Judgment!

“Where never is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all…Sunday.”  Such is the current reality in many Christian pulpits.  In misguided love preachers wash from their ...