Where is your Hope…?

December 1, 2014 “Now Christ is the visible expression of the invisible God … And the secret is simply this: Christ in you! Yes, Christ in you bringing with him the hope of all the glorious things to come.” Colossians 1:15, 27 JB Phillips Where do you find hope? The real kind .. the kind … Continue reading Where is your Hope…?

He Always Meant New …

November 27. 2104 “Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets afresh start, is created new. The old life is gone, a new life burgeons.” 2Cor. 5:17 The Message Paul spent much of his life and ministry having to defend himself. He believed in Grace as the … Continue reading He Always Meant New …

Follow through ..

November 24, 2014 “But he sacrificed himself once and for all, summing up all the other sacrifices in this sacrifice of himself, the final solution of sin.” Hebrews 9:26 The Message He is the final solution and the first step of everyday. Christ’s death summed up God’s absolute demands about every sin in your life. … Continue reading Follow through ..

Taking Over …

November 21, 2014 “Praise God, everybody! Applaud God, all people! His love has taken over our lives; God’s faithful ways are eternal. Hallelujah!” Psalm 117 When Christ moved in .. so did the love of God. He’s moved into every room of your life. Is something out of order? … “His love has taken over”. … Continue reading Taking Over …

The Cross … and you (2)

November 18, 2014 “Who believes what we’ve heard and seen? Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this? …. The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he’d see life come from it — life, life, and more life. And God’s plan will deeply prosper through … Continue reading The Cross … and you (2)

The Cross and You …

November 17, 2014 “For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1Cor. 1:18 New American Standard This cross is freely received or freely rejected. To receive it, you’ve come to that place in your life where there … Continue reading The Cross and You …

Settling down …

November 14, 2014 “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” Ephesians 1:4 The Message It’s hard to believe that God really chose you before he planned the world. Being chosen makes … Continue reading Settling down …

Room by room ….

November 12, 2014 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 English Standard There is an epidemic in our land: Un-forgiveness. You can see it on faces everyday. You can’t avoid it. You can find yourself at the intersection of forgiveness and un-forgiveness in an instant. … Continue reading Room by room ….