March 1, 2010 “I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you  will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” John 16:33 The Message The Great Exchange #5 Saints-alive! … That’s what you are. Before Christ exchanged … Continue reading

February 26, 2010 “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 1:19-20 New Living Translation The … Continue reading

February 25, 2010 ” … To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 1:1 New King James Version The Great Exchange #3 You may not like your name but you can’t change it. It was picked out for you by someone else. Actually .. it became you when he became … Continue reading

February 23, 2010 “He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.” Ephesians 1:10 The Message The Great Exchange .. #2 God is up to something in your life. You can’t see … Continue reading

February 23, 2010 It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible l0ve, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ.” Ephesians 2:4-5 The Message The Great Exchange …? God took your life … Continue reading

February 22, 2010 “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 What does God want from you …? When it comes to your life .. … Continue reading

February 19, 2010 “We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels — everything got started in him and finds its … Continue reading

February 18, 2010 “With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you … Continue reading

February 17, 2010 ” If that animal blood and the other rituals of purification were effective in cleaning up certain matters of our religion and behavior, think how much more the blood of Christ cleans up our whole lives, inside and out. Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from … Continue reading

February 16, 2010 “God wants us to know the whole truth and tell it in love — like Christ in everything. 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 … Continue reading