July 30, 2010 “For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority…” Colossians 2:9-10 NASB Living in-completely complete…? If you are a follower of Jesus .. then all the fulness of Christ lives in … Continue reading

July 29, 2010 “By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us — set us right with him, make us fit for him — we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at … Continue reading

July 28, 2010 “Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old way of life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom made by the Creator, with his … Continue reading

July 27, 2010 “When you were stuck in your sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive – right along with Christ. Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross.” Colossians 2:13-14 The Message Chosen …? It’s who … Continue reading

July 26, 2010 “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 New American Standard What about you …? Your life .. all the parts of you .. whole and unwhole .. put together and broken pieces .. repaired and in disrepair .. are being held together in Christ. It … Continue reading

July 23, 2010 “So if you are serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up and be alert to what is going on around Christ. — … Continue reading

July 22, 2010 “But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously — take God seriously.” Micah 6:8 … Continue reading

July 21, 2010 “Look, Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people , he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good — tears gone, crying gone, … Continue reading

July 20, 2010 “Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.” Ephesians 1:4-5 The Message God’s adoption joy …? That would be …you! … Continue reading

July 19, 2010 “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called as one body, and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 NASB How is it possible to be ruled by Peace…? It is impossible to be ruled by Peace unless Jesus has become your peace. You can’t manufacture it. You … Continue reading