Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stories about stones …

April 1, 2016 “I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed. I’ll put my Spirit in you and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Jesus rules: He left one ..

March 24, 2016 “Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples — when they see the love … Continue reading

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Our own thing .. Our own way ..

March 23, 2016 “We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve done our own thing, gone our own way. And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done on him, on him.” Isaiah 53:6 MSG Jesus … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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