The Risen Fool …

April 1, 2013 “What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven — and the future starts now!” 1 Peter 1:3-4 … Continue reading The Risen Fool …

Believing …

March 29, 2013 “Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this?” Isaiah 53:1 The Message To really believe in this Jesus is a gift. It is easily taken for granted .. dismissed as lacking intellectual credibility .. ignored as too simplistic .. or viewed as … Continue reading Believing …

Emptied and filled

March 27, 2013 “but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:7 New American Standard Jesus emptied his life so that your could be filled. He chose the lowest form of identity .. a servant .. someone who isn’t noticed as a person .. so … Continue reading Emptied and filled

What is God up to…?

March 26, 2013 “He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own. ..Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. … Continue reading What is God up to…?

God’s gracious reach …

March 25, 2013 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds.” Psalm 34:18, 147:3 New International You will need this truth about God in your life. No one is immune from the pain and suffering of living in this world. … Continue reading God’s gracious reach …

Living Lightly…

March 19, 2013 “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 were doomed to keep repeating.” Colossians 1:13-14 The Message Jesus makes … Continue reading Living Lightly…