The Real St. Nick

October 20, 2017 “Late one night he visited Jesus and said, “Rabbi, we all know you’re a teacher straight from God. No one could do all the God-pointing, God-revealing acts you do if God weren’t in on it.” John 3:2 The Message Nicodemus showed up at night. He didn’t want to be seen. It might … Continue reading The Real St. Nick

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…

Room by room …

July 1, 2016 “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 NASB Just think about all the things that clutter up your insides. There are mental closets stuffed with … Continue reading Room by room …

Then .. and now

June 28, 2016 “So, Jesus explained himself at length. “I’m telling you this straight. The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does. The Father loves the Son and includes him in everything he is doing.” john 5:19-20 Message That was the way … Continue reading Then .. and now

Infectious hope …

May 11, 2016 “A woman who had suffered a condition of hemorrhaging for twelve years — a long succession of physicians had treated her, and treated her badly, taking all her money and leaving her worse off than before — had heard about Jesus …. She was thinking to herself, “If I can put a … Continue reading Infectious hope …

Missing pieces …

March 29, 2016 “In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you … Continue reading Missing pieces …

All things ….

May 27, 2013 “and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:20 New American Christ has reconciled all things about your life. There isn’t one thing left for you to do but … Continue reading All things ….

February 5, 2013 “For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Holman Christian Standard If you are going to live a Christ-filled life, you will find yourself facing a moment of letting go of the life you have to receive the life Jesus has for you. It may happen during a dark … Continue reading

Who is this Jesus …?

Jan. 3, 2012 “The Word became flesh and blood and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.” John 1:14 The Message He’s moved in … if you belong to Him. The life that Jesus … Continue reading Who is this Jesus …?