Looking at a new image…

March 22, 2018 “We’re all like sheep who wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong on him, on him.” Isaiah 53:6 The Message Most people don’t stare into a mirror for very long. Self-conscious? Self-condemning? Self-consumed? You … Continue reading Looking at a new image…

When God became obvious

March 21, 2018 “One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried – our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.” Isaiah 53:4 The Message God chose cold benches .. windy alleyways .. and steam grates. That’s not too … Continue reading When God became obvious

He’ll find you …

March 20, 2108 “Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this. The servant grew up before God – a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look.” Isaiah 53: … Continue reading He’ll find you …

Job Qualifications

March 16, 2018 “Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.”—Psalm 51:16-17, The Message Shattered pride .. heart-shattered lives .. starving for love .. offering your life to God … Continue reading Job Qualifications

God’s All In …

“But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard … Continue reading God’s All In …

When You offer You…

February 5, 2108 “Who perceives his unintentional sins? Cleanse me from my hidden faults. Moreover, keep your servant from willful sins; do not let them rule me. Then I will be blameless and cleansed from blatant rebellion.  May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:12-14 Christian Standard How … Continue reading When You offer You…

Following in His Steps

January 31, 2018 “But he was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities, punishment for our peace was on him, and we are healed by his wounds. …. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter like a sheep silent before … Continue reading Following in His Steps