In Jesus’ Name…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

We are dying. Our bodies will die. We know that.

But we also know that with the final verse of the song, the final beat of the heart, the final episode of our lives, rather than the stage going dark the lights will all come on. What Jesus did millenniums ago He did for us. When He hung on that cross He didn’t just die for everyone in Malaysia or Madagascar, He died for me. He didn’t just save everyone in the Urals or United Kingdom, He saved you.

And because He saved us then, we are saved now. Because we were baptized years ago–or just yesterday–we are baptized now, which means we have the Spirit of Jesus in us forming and molding us so that more and more we look like Jesus, act like Jesus and will one day totally be with Jesus.

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Just How Needy Are You?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

“Do we recognize our own meagerness? Perhaps we don’t know the joy of being given something, because we’ve never been in the position of really being in need. Jesus said, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God” in Luke 6:20. In Matthew 5:3 he says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” When Jesus spoke these words he proclaimed them to a crowd of people who came to him out of need. They were sick, they were broken, they were “like sheep without a shepherd.” He spoke to them after he healed their diseases and lifted their burdens and spoke the words of comfort, “Blessed are you who have nothing now, for great is your reward in me, my life, my gifts to you.” But these weren’t his only words, he not only spoke words of consolation, but also words of condemnation.”  – Ken Chitwood

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