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O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Romans 8:26-39)

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go (Romans 8:26-39)

The story behind the hymn “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” is soul-stirring. What’s even more powerful is the text from which its ideas are drawn - Romans 8. We dive into this text in order to see the truths which ground our confidence in a divine love which will not let us go.

Hacking at the Branches (John 15:18-27)

Hacking at the Branches (John 15:18-27)

As the followup to "Life on the Vine," we now turn to the rest of John 15, where Jesus warns His disciples that there will be opposition to God's Vine Project. Many who are of the world will try to contain the Vine's spread by hacking at the branches. Why do they see the Vine as an invasive, unwanted plant? What is their strategy to deal with its presence in their backyard? And what role does the fruit play in how they perceive Christian influence?

Living Our Confession (Matthew 10:32-39)

Living Our Confession (Matthew 10:32-39)

How saying "Jesus is Lord" must translate in your life