Christians, it says very clearly, that we are, as Christ followers, to follow Christ and do as He did. His main purpose was to go to the cross, so our main purpose is to go to the cross. I see it as an invitation, daily, to pick up areas of your life that need to … More Daily Cross: Crucified to Resurrect
Christians, if someone said to you that they heard someone was freely giving away beautifully wrapped boxes full of gold, you would probably want to know ALL of the details! Who, What, Where, When, Why, and HOW can I get one?!? If you were told there were no strings attached and all you had to … More Salvation: Receiving the Free Gift
Christians, I remember a time we took a trip to the beach. The water was beautiful, there was a green flag flying. The sign I read talked about Rip Currents, how they can drag you out to sea fast and unexpected. Even the most experienced swimmers could get caught in one. It said that if … More The Rip Currents of Life
Christians, if you live anywhere in the United States, you have probably heard the term “Black Friday.” This is the Friday after Thanksgiving where retailers offer great discounts, people go shopping like crazy, and retailers make it in the Black on their books. I remember back in High School, circa 2001, a co-worker explained to … More Black Friday
Christians, recently during praise and worship, we were singing a song with the lyric, “how beautiful the blood flowed.” I first thought to myself, what an odd lyric, to see beauty in the macabre. As we sang further the Holy Spirit gave me insight into the beauty of the blood. We often talk about Jesus … More How Beautiful the Blood Flowed…
Christians, every so often you hear a story of someone being kidnapped, taken captive. Usually a note, phone call, or video is sent. The family then desperately tries to come up with the finances to pay that ransom and get their dearly loved family member back safely. One time in Church we were singing a … More God’s Great Ransom
Christians, I think that many of you may remember the 3D artwork craze a number of years back. The artwork looks abstract, it was created by computers, and you have to look at it just right to see the image jump off the page. Well, these were very popular when I was a kid and … More 3D Artwork and the Kingdom of God
Christians, recently we were at a farmer’s market and we purchased a cantaloupe and brought it home. It was forgotten about and left in the bag for a few days. I found it later that week and there was some mold on it, the outside was looking really bad. There were a couple of soft … More What’s the Inside like?
Christians, have you ever received a refurbished product? I have and I’ve always been turned off by it. To get a product that someone else had, which had a problem, so it was sent back to be fixed, then it’s packaged “like new” is unsettling to me. I have always felt that NEW or BRAND … More Refurbished Products
Christians, we talked about how Salvation is a free gift, now I would like to go deeper into unpacking it. Imagine that big white box with a purple bow. Let’s say I give that type of a box to a young couple getting married. Now, we know this couple will be excited and eager to … More Salvation is a Free Gift Pt. 2: Unpack it!