Ascension Newsletter

  • May 15, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This week I'll be in Anchorage along with other pastors and elders from our region for a meeting of the Pacific Northwest Presbytery. Please pray that our work would be in line with our faith in the G...

  • May 11, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This Sunday (May 14) we'll finish chapter 7 of John's Gospel. The opposition to Jesus is crystallizing, and those whose hearts are petrifying against him are becoming increasingly unreasonable. When y...

  • May 03, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    It's a beautiful picture, Jesus crying out on the great day of the feast: "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, 'Out of his heart will fl...

  • April 27, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    People who oppose Jesus usually demonstrate that they have not really understood him. In fact, it's impossible to understand him apart from faith. The heart's rejection of Jesus leads to the mind's re...

  • April 23, 2017 Church Lunch: Change of Plans…

    Good morning, friends! I just wanted to get this announcement out there… Due to illness in our family, the church lunch that was scheduled to be in our home after Worship will now be held in the Fel...

  • April 20, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    We're back in John's Gospel this Sunday (Apr. 23), looking at the beginning of the Feast of Booths (7:1-13). It's classic: Jesus is reliably unpredictable, mystifying in his transparency… yet faithf...

  • April 12, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    I've been reading through Calvin's *Institutes* this year. Yesterday I read a great section (2.10.11-13) discussing the faith of the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Calvin listed their miseries...

  • April 06, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Jesus has gone pretty deep with his "Bread of Life" discourse in John 6. What do you think about it? What do you think a "normal" response is to Jesus' teachings like this? A "good Christian" response...

  • March 29, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    On Sunday we talked about what it means when Jesus says that he is "the bread of life." His humanity in relationship to God is freely given to us, to be our life with God. We finished by briefly addre...

  • March 22, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This Sunday (Mar. 26) we're picking back up in John's Gospel with Jesus' *Bread of Life* sermon. Jesus knows our true hunger better than we do, and he himself is the true satisfaction we need. "Even i...