Author Archives: Ken Chester

About Ken Chester

I love seeing Christ become alive and real in someone's life. It is amazing what happens when Jesus moves in and starts to renovate a life. When I'm not riding my road bike, I am usually walking our corgi named Trinity (she came that way) and corgi-lab named Lowrider. Carolyn and I are transforming our backyard. And a book is on the way. ...Stay tuned ... Ken

The One of a Kind God

December 13, 2107 “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message If you want to … Continue reading

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The moment you became dangerous…

December 12, 2107 “For a child has been born—for us! the gift of a son—for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the … Continue reading

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Carrying extra weight…?

December 11, 2017 “Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything … Continue reading

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Waiting on you ….

December 7, 2017 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed, to proclaim the … Continue reading

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He showed up anyway …

December 6, 2017 “Indeed, an hour is coming, and has come, when each of you will be scattered to his own home, and you will leave me alone.” John 16:32 Christian Standard What would you do if you knew beforehand … Continue reading

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Lamb footprints in front of you…

December 1, 2017 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 Christian Standard Jesus wore a title throughout his working life. … Continue reading

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Is God enough…?

November 30, 2017 God spoke all these words: I am God, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of a life of slavery. No other gods, only me.” Exodus 20:2-3 The Message The oldest lie … Continue reading

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How deep is God’s memory…?

November 29, 2017 “He remembered to love us, a bonus to his dear family, Israel – indefatigable love. The whole earth comes to attention. Look – God’s work of salvation!” Psalm 98:3 The Message You can never exhaust the love … Continue reading

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The ScarFinder’s question …

November 28, 2017 “Having said this, he showed them his hands and his side. So the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.” John 20:20 Christian Standard The ScarFinder arrived without announcement. He had heard the prayers, formed without words, … Continue reading

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Does God know what to do?

November 27, 2017 “What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us.” Romans 8:31 Christian Standard How often do you start the day inhaling God’s grace: God is for me? Those … Continue reading

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