Dear Losers,

May Jesus' mercy and grace be with you. Some years ago, I began a sermon saying, "If your marriage is happy, if you have no addictions, if your children are all obedient and respectful, if you can say all the words of the creed by heart, and have no major problems with believing the Bible and all of it, then you can leave now. This service is not for you.” 

I meant it. 

Too often we unintentionally present the Christian faith as if it was for the “winners,” those who are a success at life and belief. But of course, if you read the Bible, if you read Luke 18 our chapter we will look at in worship on Sunday, nothing could be further from the truth. The Bible is for losers, for those who don’t have it all together, for those who are uncertain of their beliefs, for those who can’t get by on their own. In short, it is a faith for people who need God to save them because they can’t save themselves. We call it grace, and it is amazing. 

Still in one peace,

Pastor David J Jensen

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