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 that everyone around you would turn their backs on you .. and even blame you … Continue reading He showed up anyway …

The Unfailing Finder

September 4, 2107 “.. For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.” Luke 19:10 The Message Jesus didn’t have to look very far to begin His mission. You were it. You’ve never seen the real you like that the Son of Man has seen. He saw you lost .. directionless .. … Continue reading The Unfailing Finder

Consumed by …

May 23, 2017 “Your words were found, and I ate them. Your words became a delight to me and the joy of my heart, for I am called by Your name, Yahweh God of Hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16 Holman Christian Standard You were designed to consume God-Words. They can be stored .. remembered .. recalled .. digested .. and shared. … Continue reading Consumed by …

When God undressed…

July 7, 2016 “When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst … Continue reading When God undressed…

“… set apart for the gospel.” Romans 1:1 New American Standard That’s your life as a follower of Jesus. It defines you and everything you do. The awkward moments are when you realize that you are spending your time .. energy .. and possessions in a direction that don’t point towards The Lord. They can … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 “Quick. Bring a clean set of clothes and dress him. Put the family ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Then get a grain-fed heifer and roast it. We’re going to feast! We’re going to have a wonderful time! My son is here — given up for dead and now … Continue reading

Truth-Gripping Disruption

December 19, 2011 “We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. … He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.” Colossians 1:15/17 The Message There is this life-disrupting truth that hounds you or holds you everyday: Jesus holds … Continue reading Truth-Gripping Disruption

It only takes a moment …

November 17, 2011 “Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. … Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.” Psalm … Continue reading It only takes a moment …