Family 2

“Both the One who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.” Hebrews 2:11   It’s hard to believe that we are of the

Consecration

Consecration

“As you come to Him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to Him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a temple of the Spirit to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable

humbleness

humbleness

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:13 “Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

The image of God

The image of God

“So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1:27 Sacred Worth.  People, all people, have sacred worth.  This is not contingent upon their actions,

A Holy Lent

A Holy Lent

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above Him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered

Compelling Community

Compelling Community

I once briefly pastored a church where the ushers held the doors closed against someone they didn’t want to come in. Needless to say, the place was closed – just like it’s doors – not long after. Who do we

Not dead.

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.” Matthew 28:1   It was a tough week. How much can a person take? The women

Holy, Holy, Holy

“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man,

Upward thinking

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 There is a vast disconnect between what we want and think and what God wants and thinks. We find it hard to believe that God might

a little life.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 I have a little life. Sometimes I wonder why I do what I do.  It’s often difficult to see good things