Our Only Hope

Paul Towne

READ : John 6:52-71 Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. (v. 68) Jesus’ words to the Jews, “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (v. 53) were shocking to his disciples. “Is he really telling us to be cannibals?” they likely asked themselves. Surely they must have misheard or misunderstood. When Jesus later reiterated these same words “many of his …

Grace through Others

Paul Towne

READ : Ephesians 4:7, 11-13a But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. (Eph. 4:7) Consider a church on a typical Sunday morning. Greeters arrive early to welcome people as they enter, ushers help others find open seats, musicians lift up their songs to the Lord, the preacher preaches the Word, and an elder offers a prayer on behalf of the congregation. Many different people contribute their gifts, not to mention the …

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Paul Towne

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