gospelthread contributor and Lead Pastor of Reservoir Church in San Diego.

1 Corinthians 9:19-27 — Running with the One who won.

March 14, 2018. The point of running the race is to win the prize. Jesus ran the perfect race and won, and we get the prize.

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 — Medium-rare love.

February 6, 2018. We will only be willing to set aside our liberties and rights for the weaker brother’s sake when we see that we too are the weaker brothers whom Jesus set aside his own endless privileges to save.

1 Corinthians 9:1-18 — Dead to rights.

January 11, 2018. The salvation offered through the life, death and resurrection of Christ is unearnable and gloriously good. There is no need to put restriction or payment on this grace.

John 1:1-18 — The genesis of grace.

December 25, 2017. In the wake of this mysterious miracle, Jesus is fully God and fully man. God himself takes on the weight and burden of humanity, his own creation, in order to save, to enliven and illuminate the world.

Isaiah 9:1-7 — The baby is God.

December 8, 2017. We might be inclined to read biblical promises and think we have to work for them, but in the midst of a prophetic book on covenantal relationship, this is a gift given by the zeal of the Lord. He gives himself to rescue his children.