March 31, 2010 “Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax men and other disreputable characters as guests at the dinner … “What is he doing eating and drinking with crooks and sinners?” Jesus heard about and spoke up: “Who needs a doctor … the healthy or the sick? … Continue reading

March 31, 2010 “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 Igniting the Easter Promise … Your life is Easter Promised. It happened so long ago .. you don’t even remember. You weren’t even there. And nothing you’ve accomplished or accumulated will give you an advantage. Sometimes it … Continue reading

March 30. 2010 “Jerusalem will be told: “Don’t be afraid. Dear Zion, don’t despair. Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs.” Zephaniah 3:16-17 The Message Is there Easter room in your life … Continue reading

March 29, 2010 “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 seeding, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look.” Isaiah 53:1-2 … Continue reading

March 26, 2010 “God can do anything, you know — far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us …” Ephesians 3:20-21 The Message The Great Relationship … God … Continue reading

March 25, 2010 “Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture … None of this … Continue reading

March 24, 2010 “… so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may … Continue reading

March 23, 2010 “Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love … It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in … Continue reading

March 22, 2010 “You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing, You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever!” Ps. 30:11-12 The New Living Translation Why does God keep … Continue reading

March 19, 2010 “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 doomed to keep repeating.” Colossians 1:13-14 The Message The One who … Continue reading