May 1, 2009 “Because he looked death in the face and didn’t flinch, because he embraced the company of the lowest. He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many, he took up the cause of all the black sheep.” Isaiah 53:12 The Message Why would anyone want the JesusLife…? Because he looked at … Continue reading

April 30, 2009 “When I was desperate, I called out, and God got me out of a tight spot. … Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see– how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.” Psalm 34:6, 8 The Message Where do you find God .. and .. Where … Continue reading

April 29, 2009 “God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape … Continue reading

April 28, 2009 “There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.” Philippians 1:6 The Message Walter’s Open Secret…? It was a secret … an open … Continue reading

April 24, 2009 “We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16 The Message What difference does your … Continue reading

April 23, 2009 “And I ask him with both feet firmly planted on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives in the fullness of God.” … Continue reading

April 22, 2009 “My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit — not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength — that Christ will live in you as you open the … Continue reading

April 21, 2009 Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life — no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his … Continue reading

April 19, 2009 “It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live … It’s wonderful God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense … Continue reading

April 17, 2009 “You decide according to what you see and touch. I don’t make judgments like that. But even if I did, my judgment would be true because I wouldn’t make it out of the narrowness of my experience but in the largeness of the One who sent, the Father” John 8:17 The Message … Continue reading