Category Archives: Identity

Planted by Jesus himself …

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Jesus stories: Caught in the nets(5)

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 … Continue reading

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Staying put …

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 … Continue reading

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Seriously … Does Jesus really mean it?(3)

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 … Continue reading

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But first …

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 … Continue reading

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Jesus ..then and now

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 … Continue reading

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Gloriously Out of Balance ….

“… 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 … Continue reading

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Loving holy wrinkles ….

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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