Is There More To It? Part 3

Monday we looked at salvation and the milk of the Word. Yesterday we discovered that selfishness keeps us from living our lives for Jesus, who died and was raised for us. We found that we became members of the Body of Christ. Today we will look to the future, not the "pie in the sky" future, but... Continue Reading →

Is There More To It? Part 2

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised”(‭‭2 Corinthians ‭5:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬). Yesterday we looked briefly... Continue Reading →

Is There More To It?

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised”(‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I think that all... Continue Reading →

A People Person

I am not a "people person". Most people who know me would disagree with that statement, but those who know me best know better. I was never one of the popular kids growing up. I had friends, but I never found the acceptance for which I longed. My sense of humor has helped me make... Continue Reading →

Shadows

In every scary movie ever produced we are reminded that danger resides in the shadows. Shadows move mysteriously as the light changes, providing a powerful allure. We take comfort in the light, but still we are curiously drawn to the shadows. Shadows are grainy, indistinct, and distorted versions of reality. They provide an image, but... Continue Reading →

All Things To All People

"For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant of all, that I might win more of them. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some." --1 Corinthians 9:19,22b There's a certain poetry in living our lives being "true to myself." After all,... Continue Reading →

Word for the Weekend: Accord

Besides being a popular automobile model, an accord is an agreement, treaty or contract. When nations at war come to terms with one another they create a peace treaty, or peace accord. It is a statement that they agree to certain terms, which, when kept, ensure continued peace. Of course, an accord can be initiated... Continue Reading →

Entitled?

A single mother huddles closely with her two children, aged 3 and 5, in the backseat of a minivan. A holey blanket wrapped tightly around them is the only thing between them and the bitter cold. Everything they own is in that vehicle. As her children shiver in their sleep, tummies growling, she prays with... Continue Reading →

Completion

"And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6 ESV). Do you ever feel as though you're just spinning your wheels? I know that visitors to my home have felt that way while attempting to climb... Continue Reading →

One Body

"For the body does not consist of one member but of many.... But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body" (1 Corinthians 12:14,18-20 ESV).... Continue Reading →

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