“Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace.” This is how Dietrich Bonhoeffer opens his famous book The Cost of Discipleship. If anyone understood the difference between cheap grace and costly grace, it was Bonhoeffer. He was a young pastor and theologian in Germany during Hitler’s rise in … More Costly Grace
Life can come at you fast. Jesus once told a story about two builders. One built his house on the sand. The other built his house on the rock. When the storm came through, the house built on the sand collapsed, but the house built on the rock endured because it had a strong foundation. … More One Storm. Two Foundations.
In Luke 5:1-11, we read the story of Jesus calling his first disciples. Simon and his brother Andrew had just spent the entire night fishing and had nothing to show for it. Jesus, however, instructs them to put the nets out again. With some reluctance, they cast the nets and bring in a huge catch … More Confession. Calling. Commitment.