How to Find Healing for our Deepest Wounds

As a pastor, I often have people share deep and painful things with me. They confess their sins. They express the guilt they feel. They describe the brokenness that surrounds them. They explain the wounds they have experienced. They describe the shame they feel as a result of all these things. Too often, though, I notice that people—myself included—struggle to … Read More

Because of His Great Love For You

Before we collide with the grace of God, we must collide with the truth of our own sin. -Kyle Idleman In Ephesians 2:1-3, we see that we were dead apart from God’s grace—like zombies, we were the walking dead. But through Christ, God makes us alive. Why does he do this? “Because of his great love for us!” The apostle … Read More

God’s Grace is Greater Than Your Worst Sin

We have inherited the riches beyond our wildest imagination, but continue living on our old budget, penny-pinching our way through life with God. In the early 20th Century, a woman named Hetty Green died, leaving behind an incredible fortune. By today’s figures, it’s estimated that she was worth over four billion dollars at the time of her death. She was … Read More

The Astounding Beauty of God’s Grace

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Photographing the magnitude and astounding beauty of Big Sur, California is no small task. It is not a “one picture does it justice” kind of place. Even if you take a hundred photographs, you still feel like you need to get one more — from a different angle, height, distance, or light. Because every time you look, it feels new. … Read More

I Lost My Husband, Is God Still Good?

Is God Still Good?

Death is something everyone experiences in their lives. The pain and sorrow that death brings are never easy to cope with. We are shaken when someone we know passes away, and this is only amplified when we are close to the person. How can we trust that God is still good even when he takes away the person we are … Read More

How Can I Trust God When Everything Goes Wrong?

Whether big or small, we have all faced tragedy. In fact, many of us have confronted tragedies one after another in our lives. Sometimes it seems as soon as our circumstances begin to take a turn for the better, we are hit with another setback. You may have even faced a tragedy today. When this happens, it leaves us wondering: … Read More

Is My Sin Beyond God’s Forgiveness?

Forgiveness Of God

Most of us have experienced a moment when we look in the mirror and do not recognize the person we see. Every time I looked in the mirror, all I could see was a monster, someone who had shattered lives. -Darryl Davis We know God’s grace is great, but when it comes to specific shortcomings – our own unique shame … Read More

Betty’s Story: God’s Grace is Greater Than My Tragedy

Betty's Story-Grace Is Greater Than My Tragedy

In the Face of Tragedy Sometimes, even though we believe in the supremacy of God’s grace, we’d rather have the easier life. If we’re going to have to give up something huge to fully experience His grace, maybe we’re better off without it. Of course, we’d never say that, even to ourselves. But then when reality hits and we realize … Read More

Butch’s Story: God’s Grace is Greater Than My Addiction

Grace Is Greater by City On a Hill -Christian Bible Study Resources

Addiction. Everyone who hears the word has his or her own set of associations, memories, assumptions, and philosophies. But for those caught in its deadly grip, it can undoubtedly seem like there’s no room for grace. And then there’s Butch. He’s gregarious, charming, quick-witted. He seems laid back and genuine. He laughs at his own jokes, which he tells frequently. … Read More

Renee’s Story: God’s Grace is Greater Than My Weakness

Renee's Story by City On a Hill - Christian Bible Study Resources

Is grace greater than your weakness? As Christians, we think we believe in God’s grace. We think we understand that it covers our sins, doubt, and failures. We want to accept that His Grace is greater than our limitations, too. But then daily life happens, and we forget about grace. We try to do things on our own. We think … Read More