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

Think about these things

Think about these things

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:21 While it may or may not be true that we are

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.”

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 a religion.

Not a religion.

Jesus is not a religion. When someone asks, “What religion do you follow?” I mostly reply that I am a Christian. But Christianity is not, nor was  it ever meant to be, a religion. Now this is not to say that

Garden Questions.

Then Jesus went with His disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to them,“Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with Him, and He began to

Done?

The strife is o’er the bunny is done. Easter is over, right? As Jesus said from the cross, “It is finished.” One day to celebrate, to sing and shout out, “He is risen!” Back to life. Except for the residue

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

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