Being ready …?

“Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master (LORD). Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.” 1 Peter 3:15 The Message When the pressures are on you want to let go of … Continue reading Being ready …?

Un-repayable …

July 27, 2012 “I knew you were sheer grace and mercy, not easily angered, rich in love, and ready at the drop of a hat to turn your plans of punishment into a program of forgiveness.” Jonah 4:2 The Message He is a Covenant-Keeping God pursuing a covenant-breaking people. And He finds us: .. drowning … Continue reading Un-repayable …

Get up ….

July 25, 2012 “Jesus said to the paraplegic, “Son, I forgive your sins.” Mark 2:5 The Message These words of Jesus are the same in every heart of every woman and every man who walks free from the paralyzing power of sin. How you reached that place where it is you and Jesus doesn’t matter. … Continue reading Get up ….

The road’s clear …

July 24, 2012 “May God the Father himself and our Master Jesus clear the road to you! And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives and splashes over on everyone around you, just as it does from us to you.” 1 Thessalonians 3:11-12 The Message Jesus has cleared away everything … Continue reading The road’s clear …

Reconciled …

If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life! Romans 5:10 The Message God’s “friends” carry a word in their … Continue reading Reconciled …

Once out … now in

July 20, 2012 “Now because of Christ — dying that death, shedding that blood — you who were once out of it altogether are in on everything.” Ephesians 2:13 The Message There was no other way to reach your life. Pleading .. begging .. going before you .. guarding behind you .. and promising you … Continue reading Once out … now in

From His Life …

July 16, 2012 “I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together.” Ps. 34:1-3 New Living Translation This Psalm was written when … Continue reading From His Life …