Category Archives: faith

Relaxing your grip..

November 1, 2017 “It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he’ll do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to … Continue reading

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You’re really old …if

September 14, 2016 “We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the … Continue reading

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The Not Going Back Option…

“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 … Continue reading

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God’s Business Plan

March 4, 2014 “And Saul just went wild, devastating the church, entering house after house after house, dragging men and women off to jail. Forced to leave home base, the followers of Jesus became missionaries.” There are two plans in … Continue reading

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The Son … and you

April 23, 2013 “We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank … Continue reading

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Sure steps and Good neighbors …

January 22, 2013 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Ps. 32:8 New American Standard “The most immoral thought, the most insane idea is … Continue reading

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Be careful of what you aren’t asking for ….

December 14, 2012 “God spoke again to Ahaz. This time he said, “Ask for a sign from your God. Ask anything. Be extravagant. Ask for the moon!” But Ahaz said, “I’d never do that. I’d never make demands like that … Continue reading

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Living out of the odd side of life …?

December 12, 2013 “What actually took place is this: I tried keeping rules and working my head off to please God, and it didn’t work. So I quit being a “law man” so that I could be a God’s man. … Continue reading

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The Most Insane Idea …

November 21, 2012 “God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name was Mary. … Gabriel greeted … Continue reading

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The Gospel Scandal: Unannounced

November 20, 2012 “It so happened that as Zachariah was carrying out his priestly duties before God … Unannounced, an angel of God appeared … Zachariah was paralyzed with fear. … “Don’t fear Zachariah, your prayer has been heard. Elizabeth, … Continue reading

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