Ascension Newsletter

  • July 19, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    As many of you know from your own personal experience or from sharing the Gospel with friends, just because Jesus is clearly revealed to a person doesn't mean he or she "has eyes to see" him for who h...

  • July 12, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Jesus says some strange and wonderful things. He says things that confuse and offend, and he says things that awe and inspire. Even during intense conflict with his chief detractors he can say the mos...

  • July 05, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    When Jesus speaks, try as we might, we cannot escape the truth of his words without denying reality itself. At the end of John 8 we have a record of Jesus saying some things that provoke a murderous r...

  • June 29, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    If salvation means a relationship with God, then it is a reality that continues throughout our lives. Jesus taught that his disciples would "abide" in his word, that is, settle in and make our home in...

  • June 22, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    The heart of the Gospel is the relationship Jesus has with his Father. "He who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him" (John 8:29). This reve...

  • June 14, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    Hello friends! This week is the 45th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America—the annual gathering of our denomination's pastors and elders—i...

  • June 05, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    This Sunday (June 11) Brian Janssen will preach Psalm 51. Brian and Faith (and children, Abby and Nathan) are planning to return to their OMF mission in Taiwan

  • May 31, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    "The Church is where we find *our* place in God’s work, it is where we *belong* simply because God has arranged it. It is where God sets his Table and invites sinners to eat together, even though we...

  • May 25, 2017 Ascension Newsletter

    We've arrived in our series in John's Gospel at chapter 8. So, of course, we're looking at *Romans* 8 this Sunday! (Trust me, it'll all make sense…) God has made his decision, he has taken the neces...

  • 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...