Archive for April, 2013

Farther Along

This morning I woke up wanting to hear some Josh Garrels.  Does that ever happen to you?  So on my way to the office, I put in my earbuds and clicked on my music app.

The first song I played was from his Love & War & The Sea Between album.  Farther Along was the song I chose.  As I listened I had to ask myself if I am farther along in my walk with Christ than I was at this time last year.

You see, our relationship with Jesus is a journey – a process.  That is why the New Testament occasionally referred to believers as followers of The Way.

Being transformed to the image of Christ does not happen over night.  It is a process – a progression.  Along the journey of life and the following in The Way we will experience turns and ups and downs.  But our desire should always be to push forward, to always be progressing.

So my question for you today is this:  Are you farther along in your journey today than this time last year?

If so, why?

If not, why not?

I would love to hear your story.

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One Big Question

What is God like?

Now that is a question for thought isn’t it?  This week we will start a new series on the nature of God.  I have to be honest, I am a bit intimidated to take on a topic like this so I do so with humility.

You see, we are human and God is not.  Our minds can only understand what God allows us to understand.  We tend to try and make God human or put God into a box so that we can live with the illusion that in some way, we understand God.  We need the security of being able to explain things.  But God . . . ?  How do you explain God?

The reality is – you can’t.  The best we can hope to do is look to scripture to get a glimpse of God’s nature.  So that is what we will do for the next three weeks.

I ask for your prayer as we lead up to Sunday.  And if you happen to be in the neighborhood on Sunday morning at 10:45, stop by.  The one thing I know for sure – God will be here!

Be blessed today!

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He is risen!  He is risen indeed!

Yesterday, people all over the world came together to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.  We sang and clapped and remembered.  We remembered that Jesus died for our sins but he did not stay dead.  We thought about the fact that the true power of the cross is in the empty tomb.

But now it’s Monday.

Will resurrection Sunday bleed over into Monday?

Jesus came to free you from the power of sin and death.

Will you live that kind of life today?  Will you live like the resurrection matters?

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