As Jesus did

Posted by on 28 March 2016 | 3645 Comments

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It may be helpful to let the reader know that these thoughts are coming to me fresh off of Easter Sunday.  It’s Monday, and I’m supposed to be resting.  But in rest, I find myself reflecting on the day just past. 

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Give it away

Posted by on 4 March 2016 | 1048 Comments

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The church.

We are a diverse, eclectic, and peculiar lot.  A people learning to accept the beauty of our differences, and to draw on each one’s particular strengths so that the Lord may be glorified.  We are learning to put Jesus first in everything.  This means considering others more important than ourselves.  Majoring in the majors, and minoring in the minors.

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A Safe Haven

Posted by on 25 December 2015 | 1834 Comments

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So this is Christmas.  Once again the day has come when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Immanuel.  Our God is with us.

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Too Much

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 7 Comments

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Dear Lord:

When we seek you, our nature tends to turn our seeking into an attempt to capture you.  However...

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It's all Yours

Posted by on 16 March 2015 | 20 Comments

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It was twenty-one years ago that I laid hold of all of the promises of God, in a moment of surrender, no longer depending on my good (which was always - quite frankly - mixed with a share of bad), and instead, trusting in Jesus Christ and his saving work on the cross.  I did not plan to become ‘saved.’  God planned it, and then he graciously enabled me to respond in faith to Him.

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God Speaks

Posted by on 11 August 2014 | 25150 Comments

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When I was a seminary student I ran into a stream of thought that was expressed with an adamant declaration that the era of the prophets and biblical prophecy came to an end with the incarnation - God with us in the fullness of Jesus Christ.  The argument seemed to follow a reasoning that God, having sent Jesus as his revelator, no longer has nothing more that needs to be said.  We have the Gospel.  We have Jesus.  We no longer need prophets.

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Tune In!!!

Posted by on 19 June 2014 | 9 Comments

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OK.  This is nothing new, and it’s certainly not going to be ‘news’ to anybody:  Our world is plummeting down a road of secularism, and moral decay.  The rate of change (what I would call ‘decline,’ what others might call ‘progressive’) is accelerating.  Many people ask where it will all end?  What will be the final outcome of the shifting morality of our world?  Are we declining or progressing?

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Finish Well

Posted by on 20 May 2014 | 10 Comments

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This past Sunday night, we worshipped at Hillsong NYC.  The message shared during the service had to do with pressing through and finshing well.  Apt words for us this day.  Becasue today, we found ourselves on day six of our six day trip to New York.

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A Life To Change

Posted by on 18 May 2014 | 3433 Comments

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Living Waters Fellowship in Brooklyn always seems to come up with a 'steal' when I find myself in New York (I write that as if I'm a frequent visitor to the Big Apple.  But I am not).  Today, was no exception.  In the morning we worshipped at Living Waters.  In the evening, we worshipped at Hillsong NYC.  Both services were great - really any opportunity to be in God's house is a blessing.  But today, the service at Living Waters was the extra-special blessing.

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A Time To Work. A Time To Play

Posted by on 17 May 2014 | 7 Comments

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When I read the Scriptures, I get a sense that Jesus was always about the Father's business.  I also believe that part of the Father's business is remembering how to play together.  I watch children, and they seem to have little problem with playing.  And then I see more mature folks who have lost the ability to play, and to laugh, and to enjoy life this side of Heaven.

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