Posts with the tag “transformation”
Changed By Prayer
April 20th, 2021
I believe most people think of prayer as a way to make God aware of a situation, convince God to do something, or as a way to change God’s mind about something. But I’m not so sure that is how prayer...
Taking Up Your Cross
April 17th, 2021
The cross was not something that was unpleasant, the cross was a cruel and unusual instrument of torture and death. The end result of carrying a cross was the end of your life,...
The Answer Makes a Difference
April 16th, 2021
You see, our faith does nothing to change the truth of who Jesus is. No matter what we choose to believe about Jesus, Jesus is still who he is. Just because we believe something different does not m...
April 13th, 2021
It seems to me that the church at some point stopped proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and started threatening people with hell. ...
What Spills Out of You?
March 29th, 2021
When we have a run-in with anyone what spills out of us is only what is already in us. No one can make us say and do the things we do by trying to start an argument with us or by rubbing us the wrong...
Recreating With New Cloth
March 25th, 2021
Life is always changing and how we do things is always changing. Over the past 20 years we have seen church attendance drop in all but a very few churches throughout the United States and yet there h...
Throw a Party!
March 22nd, 2021
Our relationship with Jesus was never meant to be kept as a secret for just us. Our relationship with Jesus was always meant to be the doorway for others to enter into the same kind of life changing ...
Myths or Personal Experience
February 17th, 2021
One of the hardest conversations with a nonbeliever, is about why I think there really is a God. Sometimes people will even concede that there might be some “higher power” but not believe in the God ...
Welcomed with Love
February 1st, 2021
When the Church focuses on condemning instead of welcoming, we have become something other than what Jesus was. Jesus came into the sinful and broken world with the express purpose of welcoming sinne...
Rooted and Grounded in Love
January 30th, 2021
According to this mornings text, it is the Spirit of God that allows Christ to dwell in our hearts. But, for me, the most important thing is the Holy Spirit roots me and grounds me in love. I can ha...
From Alien to Citizen
January 29th, 2021
No matter how you feel about the current debate on immigration, when we become citizens of the Kingdom of God and are no longer strangers and aliens, the expectation is that we will cease to operate b...
Life that is Really Life
January 24th, 2021
Paul looks at life and death as being two possibilities while we are still physically alive in this age; living a life of death or living a life that is really life (see verses 6 & 10 and 1 Timothy 6:...
Don't Leave it up to Chance
January 9th, 2021
We must be intentional about our devotion to God. Peter writes that “Satan is roaming around like a roaring lion.” (1 Peter 5:8). If we are not intentional, if we do not make pleasing God our “aim”,...
Christ In Me
January 2nd, 2021
That really is one thing we can be certain about Jesus. Jesus was never focused on what was in it for him and always focused on what was in it for others....
Conqueror of Life
December 31st, 2020
when we first start thinking about things we whish were different in our lives, we do so from a selfish perspective. We often start thinking about changes we would want others to make so that our liv...
Proclaim the Gospel
December 14th, 2020
Proclamation of the gospel is the living out of a transformed life in such a way that it bears witness to that transformation. In other words, it is merely being true to the new life you have receive...
December 6th, 2020
When we stand in front of God with our lives unveiled, with the full truth of who we are, good and bad, on display before the Holy One, God begins to shape us into the image of his Son. ...
Seeing the Kingdom
December 3rd, 2020
When my understanding of God is different than your understanding of God, my understanding of the events we witness will also be different than your understanding of the events we witness, even if we ...
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