The Great Exchange

Good Friday. The stage was set. The crowd had won. Pilate had caved in to peer-pressure. The Sanhedrin had come up with false evidence. Judas had betrayed his leader for 30 pieces of silver. The hill was climbed and it was time. Time for the execution of Jesus Christ. Time for man to put to…

Made alive

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)… Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have…

Foundational Love

“ Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes… He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with…

Spiritually Tanked

I try to be a fairly humble guy, but sometimes it can be hard. Like when you are getting constant comments about your physical appearance. This isn’t something that has often been a big issue for me, but over the summer out of no-where I started getting all these compliments. Suddenly I was being told…

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

I watched a movie recently called Forgiving Dr. Mengele. For those of you who don’t know, Dr. Mengele was a sadistic Nazi who experimented on twins, during the Holocaust. The movie starred Eva Kor; a survivor of Dr. Mengele’s experiments. Her twin sister wasn’t as lucky, and died from complications due to Dr. Mengele’s experimentation.…

What is Spiritual Maturity?

If you have been reading All4God posts over the past couple of years you will have probably come across the phrase “spiritual maturity” at some point. One of the big passions I have is to see people seek to grow in faith and mature in their relationship with God, moving beyond a baby milk Christianity…

Safe in His arms

{New contributor Shannon Ames thinks I (Pete) tend to be a diabolical mischief causer. I think that’s harsh, and won’t retaliate by pointing out she spent the summer telling kids about her imaginary boyfriend Bobby… In all seriousness though Shannon is a great worship leader and passionate about sharing what God puts on her heart}…

The Other Son

The story of the prodigal son (Luke 15) is quite familiar. Many sermons have been preached and many devotions have been written about the son who went astray but came home to a warm welcome of grace from his father. But there is another, often overlooked, member of the family. The other son. The one…

Prodigal

“It seems that all my bridges have been burned, But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart, But the welcome I receive with the restart ” {Mumford & Sons – Roll away your stone} In Luke 15 Jesus tells a story about a…