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Parables of Jesus: "A Debt of Love"

Randy Christian

NOCC’s mission statement says we are here to facilitate a “passionate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” Of course, not everyone demonstrates passion the same way— but everyone understands when they are feeling passion and when they are not. What’s the key to having this passion in our lives? Jesus explains it when he links the love we have for God with the experiences we have of forgiveness.

PARABLES OF JESUS - A Debt of Love Study Guide

THAT'S WHAT HE SAID: Two Debts

June 10, 2012Randy Christian

Most of us like the idea of being forgiven. But forgiving is another thing. It can be really hard to forgive. But Jesus said some pretty strong things about forgiveness. In this story we learn why forgiveness is mandatory for those of us who belong to the Lord—and how to make that happen.

Balderdash: Atonement

April 10, 2011Randy Christian

As we continue our series on words which communicate major aspects of our faith, we come to a word understood by all, and yet not really understood at all. What is “atonement”? What would be different if there was no atonement? And understanding this, what should our response be?