Posts from March 2019

The Tale of Two Sons

Jesus’ most famous parable, the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15:11-32, is really a story about two sons, the younger and the older (v.11). The younger son had enough of life at home. He did the same dreary chores every day and saw the same old things every day. Worse, the rules and…

The Seeking Savior

After Jesus declared to the multitudes the high cost of discipleship, that to “come after” him meant nothing less than hating one’s very life and bearing the cross, he said: “He who has ears to hear to hear, let him hear” (Luke 14:25-33). Soon after Luke tells that “the tax collectors and sinners were all…

The High Cost of Discipleship

Salvation is both free and costly. As a gift of God’s unmerited favor, redemption is wholly free. By no amount of good works or religious activity can we earn the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Salvation in Christ comes by faith alone, apart from human effort. “The free gift of God is eternal life…

Hurricane Florence Relief Work in New Bern, NC

Last month five of us – Rob and Thomas Renner, and Scott, Maggie, and Sander Johnson – from Grace OPC in Wasilla flew south to New Bern, North Carolina, to take part in the OPC’s ongoing Hurricane Florence relief work. Since Fred de Ru, a deacon of Grace, is the site manager in New Bern,…

Welcome New Members

We recently welcomed new members to the congregation of Grace OPC. One lives at an assisted-care facility and is no longer able to attend worship at Grace, as she has in the past. So instead of taking her to church for her profession of faith, we took the church to her. A few members of…