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

Freedom to be you … the real you

January 4, 2018 “It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment … Continue reading

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The New Normal..

January 3, 2018 “If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us.” … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Live…

January 2, 2108 “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 New American Standard One life … who consumes every sin in your life. It’s not just the things you’ve done. His life … Continue reading

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Want to know what Jesus thinks of you?

December 26, 2017 “There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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When God became a seller…

December 25, 2017 “When Jesus heard this, he told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell all you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” Luke 18:22 Christian Standard … Continue reading

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An army of One

December 18, 2017 “His mercy is from generation to generation, on those who fear him. He has done a mighty deed with his arm; he has scattered the proud because of the thoughts of their hearts; he has toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted … Continue reading

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When Holy takes hold of your life…

December 15, 2017 “And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Armies; his glory fills the whole earth. The foundations of the doorways shook at the sound of their voices, and the temple was filled with smoke. Then I said: Woe is me for I … Continue reading

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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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