Month: March 2011

God Is Our Refuge

K. Bruce Ford, director of the Eagle Rock Junior High Choir, inserted this song into the program for the Spring Concert on Wednesday night.

I really appreciated listening to my daughter sing this song with others:

God Is Our Refuge (Allen Pote/lyrics Jay Johnson)


“Without a single fault”

“Without a single fault”

Does that describe you?  This phrase is in the Bible.

For adults in Idaho Falls, we are studying I Corinthians on Sunday mornings, 10:45 am.  We are examining Galatians on Monday mornings, 7:00 am.  And we are discussing Colossians on Wednesday nights, 6:30 pm.

For teens in Idaho Falls, Beau Floyd, our pastoral intern, is leading a study in Exodus on Thursday nights, 6:30 pm.  He is teaching Revelation on Sunday mornings, 9:30 am.

Now in providing that commercial blurb, let me get back to the Bible phrase, “without a single fault.”  We are going to talk about that phrase tonight in Colossians 1.

As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault (Colossians 1:22, NLT)

Do you believe that this kind of amazing reconciliation is available for you?  And as a saint living within the I-15 Corridor, am I able to say because of the work of Jesus Christ in my life that I am without a single fault?

Apart from Christ, I was once a hostile enemy of God.

Union with Christ, I am now without a single fault.

Good news?  How can it get any better than that?  This is the faith that I will continue in, grounded and steadfast.  What needs restored?  Why let anyone move you away from the hope of this gospel?

Glenn Beck asks, “Can man rule himself?”

Last night, after arriving home from the church office, I pulled World magazine from the stack of mail.

I flipped through the magazine and settled on the short post of interest to me.

Beck, Jesus, and Me – Should man rule himself?  The Bible says no by Marvin Olasky

Marvin and Glenn do propose two different views for overcoming evil in our country and in the world.  Give it a read.