June 22, 2017 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, ” Ephesians 3:14-16 New American Standard You … Continue reading Planted by Jesus himself …
July 8, 2016 “I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but … Continue reading
May 17. 2016 “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Mark 1:17 NASB The first part of Jesus invitation is about you. He’s calling you to follow Him. He knows you’re part of world you grew up in .. influenced by the same social pressures as everyone else .. battling the … Continue reading Jesus stories: Caught in the nets(5)
May 3, 2016 “Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.” John 15:9 NASB Jesus knows exactly where you “abide’ .. where you heart leans during the day .. where your mind is focused .. and where you draw your strength. His words to his disciples and … Continue reading Staying put …
April 21, 2016 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off … Continue reading Seriously … Does Jesus really mean it?(3)
April 15, 2016 “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matt. 6:33 NLT Jesus described life with Him as consuming every area of your life. If you’re following Him, He will show you how life is lived in the Father’s care. It will … Continue reading But first …
May 27, 2014 “The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. ” John 1:14 The Message You never have to wonder about Jesus and how much he knows about your life. He moved into a neighborhood with every kind .. type .. shape .. and circumstances of life. He attended a wedding … Continue reading Jesus ..then and now
“… 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 ….
August 29, 2013 “..that He might present to himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.” Ephesians 5:27 New American Standard A preacher who was told he would never last in New York City wrote: “We are to live … Continue reading Loving holy wrinkles ….
July 8, 2013 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.” Matt. 5:13 The Message Jesus never holds back the truth … Continue reading