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The Grace Coat of Many Colors

Faith and grace go together. We wear something that is different and that stirs reactions. Abraham tried to make the promise of a son happen by natural means. It worked and it was a disaster named Ishmael. But then came Isaac. Grace is with us so we can live by faith. (Galatians 4:21-31; Romans 4:16; […]

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Faith, Grace and Promise

Ishmael and Sinai are alike as allegories in pointing us to natural strength and the law. Jerusalem on earth became place of worldly religion, a bondage of legalism. New Jerusalem from above is place of freedom, the Holy City that is our destiny. Sarah had no children until a miracle happened at age 90. Isaac, […]

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Christmas, We Need It

Our outlooks are too natural, too small, too Ishmael. God came as a baby. What an amazing thing! Like an old woman Sarah bearing a son at 90. God wants to take our thoughts higher. Genesis 17:15-18 Speaker(s): Pastor Thomas Schaller Sermon # 11180 7:30 PM on 12/23/2016

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