The everyday promise…

March 31, 2016 “Answer this question: Does the God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does he do these things because of your strenuous moral striving or because you trust him to do them in you?” Galatians 3:5 MSG It’s the … Continue reading The everyday promise…

Missing pieces …

March 29, 2016 “In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you … Continue reading Missing pieces …

The GraveRobber…

March 28, 2016 ” Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, … Continue reading The GraveRobber…

Flat…Line………….

March 25, 2106 “After he took the wine, Jesus said, “It’s done … complete.” Bowing his head, he offered up his spirit.” John 19:30 MSG It happened so fast. The accusers went silent.. probably with disgust and a silent sense of victory. The troublemaking rabbi was no more.The sign read King of the Jews above … Continue reading Flat…Line………….

March 23, 2016 “Through Him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it along to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are though this gift and call of Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:5-6 MSG Your life is a “generous … Continue reading

Space worth saving …

March 21, 2016 “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. Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in … Continue reading Space worth saving …

Out in the open …

March 18, 2016 “Consider it a sheer gift friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced out into the open and shows its true colors.” James 1:2-3 MSG Jesus lived a life that was clearly out in the open spaces of broken lives … Continue reading Out in the open …