August 22, 2017 “for to me, to live is Christ, and to die is to gain.” Philippians 1:21 New American Standard It’s the first thought of a new day. It’s the first rule of grace. It’s the first beginning of everything that has to do with living .. and living well. Christ . His name and … Continue reading The first thing..
June 2, 2017 “If, when we were at our worst, we were put on friendly terms with God by the sacrificial death of his Son, now that we’re at our best, just think of how our lives will expand and deepen by means of his resurrection life!” Romans 5:10 The Message Everything you have ever … Continue reading Want to impress God today…?
May 25, 2017 “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Holman Christian Standard You know what generous looks like when … Continue reading Meet your new neighbor …
May 12, 2107 “writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ.” Jude 2 Message You better get used to hearing the words “loved by God” or “beloved” because it is part of your name. It’s who you are. You are loved that deeply by the Father. Christ’s death … Continue reading You are the beloved .. get used to it
September 7, 2016 “”Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed Him.” Mark 1:17-18 NIV “Follow me” … Jesus defines what life is going to look like … following him. That means letting go of any and everything that keeps you from … Continue reading The way is wide open … for you
“Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine” but it is lived by … Continue reading The Not Going Back Option…
February 9, 2016 “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone, just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.” Colossians 3:12-13 NASB The Christian … Continue reading It looks a lot like …?
“… what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 The Message There is no middle ground in Christ. You don’t set aside the parts of your life that you want to keep. There is … Continue reading Gloriously Out of Balance ….
November 15, 2013 “How many loaves of bread do you have?” Mark 6:38 The Message In a race-divided nation a God-appointed preacher said: “The secret of the Christian life is simply the presence of Jesus Christ.” This nail-scarred .. grave-risen man still offers His Life to anyone looking .. longing .. seeking .. running .. … Continue reading Hidden in Plain Sight (2)
July 24, 2013 “…Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27 New American Standard It is life-changing real. It is so real that God uses everything in your life .. good parts of you .. bad parts of you (yes .. there are flaws and flat spots in your life) .. barely noticeable and … Continue reading Is This For Real…?