Looking Back (Heb.13:7,8)

Looking Back (Heb.13:7,8)

       The author to the book of Hebrews was writing to an urban church who lived in a multi-cultural setting something like us here in Paris.  This church was under pressure and some of the people in the church were even being persecuted for their commitment to Jesus Christ.  During the whole letter […]

Struggling together with one purpose (Col.1:24-2:7)

Struggling together with one purpose (Col.1:24-2:7)

[archiveorg StrugglingTogetherWithOnePurposeJune10th2018 width=640 height=30 frameborder=0 webkitallowfullscreen=true mozallowfullscreen=true]       One of the facts of life is that everything comes to an end.  Our time here in Paris is quickly coming to an end.  Carol and I have been the pastoral couple here since August 2010 and we have seen many people come and go […]

A Betrayer at the Table (Jn.13:13-30)

A Betrayer at the Table (Jn.13:13-30)

[archiveorg ABetrayerAtTheTableJune2nd2018 width=640 height=140 frameborder=0 webkitallowfullscreen=true mozallowfullscreen=true]        One of the things that seems difficult to many people about the communion service is who should be allowed to come to the communion table. Here at Trinity we practice what is called “open communion.”  That means that we don’t examine each person to see […]

The Narrow Door (Lk.13:22-30)

The Narrow Door (Lk.13:22-30)

[archiveorg Faith5TheNarrowGateMay27th width=640 height=30 frameborder=0 webkitallowfullscreen=true mozallowfullscreen=true]          One of the things that bothers many people about Christianity in our tolerant times is this idea that Christianity is so exclusive. If God really cares about all people then why are there so few people who are Christians around the world and why […]

Faith and the promises of God (Ps.77:1-12)

Faith and the promises of God (Ps.77:1-12)

[archiveorg Faith4FaithAndThePromisesOfGodMay20th width=640 height=30 frameborder=0 webkitallowfullscreen=true mozallowfullscreen=true]        What does biblical faith look like? Is it certainty-seeking faith that must get rid of all doubts and questions or is it authentic wrestling with God when difficulties come into our life.        In the Psalm that we will read this Sunday, the […]

Faith without Wavering  (Jas.1:5-8 – Heb.11:1)

Faith without Wavering (Jas.1:5-8 – Heb.11:1)

[archiveorg Faith3FaithWithoutWaveringMay13th width=640 height=30 frameborder=0 webkitallowfullscreen=true mozallowfullscreen=true]        What does biblical faith look like?  That is the question we have been asking in a short series on faith.  Last week we tried to prove that doubt is not antithetical to biblical faith. Faith is not psychologically convincing yourself of something but rather it […]