Posts by Scott Johnson

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…

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…

Aim Low

“He’s the most humble man I’ve ever met.” A seminary classmate said this of a local pastor whom we both knew. I don’t know why, but her compliment always stuck with me. We all love to be praised and approved by others. And so we covet those qualities that – we think – will produce…