December 31, 2008 “Real help comes from God, Your blessing clothes your people! Psalm 3:8 The Message What are you wearing today…? Blessings or burdens? Acceptance or Shame? Grace or Guilt? Shalom or Anxiety? Forgiveness or Un-Forgiveness? Jesus faced every single area of our lives. He faced hunger … loneliness … temptations … injustice … … Continue reading

December 30, 2008 “As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy. 1 Peter 1:16 The Message What is so special about you …? Everything … God is doing something in your life that is … Continue reading

December 29, 2008 ” … His love never quits … ” Psalm 136 The Message What does God’s love mean for you today…? It means He will never quit or give up on you today. You may give up or quit. No one else may see but God. You may smile on the outside and … Continue reading

December 26, 2008 ” The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. We the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message Will you let Him …? Jesus was born … generous inside and out. … Continue reading

CHRIST-DAY “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born to David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master.” Luke 2:11 The Message What is God saying to you…? Don’t be afraid … He knows you. He knows how much … Continue reading

December 24, 2008 “God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating.” Colossians 1:13-14 The Message What is … Continue reading

December 23, 2008 “Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity  he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift.” Romans 3:23 … Continue reading

December 22, 2008 “The Pharisee’s took one look and threw up their hands: “It’s out of control. The world’s in a stampede after him.” John 12:18 The Message God’s stampede for you: He came in person … He came for you … He came after you. He was Death-born from his very first breath. His birth announced “the … Continue reading

December 19, 2008 I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!” they’re calling you “God’s living children.” Romans 9:25-27 The Message You were:  nobody .. nothing .. rejected .. addicted .. imprisoned .. in darkness .. alone .. unloved … Continue reading

December 18, 2008 “Look, I’ve written your names on the backs of my hands. The walls you’re rebuilding are never out of my sight.” Isaiah 49:16 The Message What does God see…? He sees your name on His “hands”… even before you day began.  You are never out of His sight. He sees the “giants” … Continue reading