Stop your striving. Ephesians 2.8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves. …
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Best Day Ever … what will I see?
Since I made the claim that the ‘best day ever’ is the day we see the Lord’s face -- the day we draw our last breath on earth and our first in Heaven… perhaps we need to take a closer look. After all, there is no greater hope than the hope of Heaven, God’s promised destination for those who love him.
So what is Heaven like?
In Heaven, there is no sickness or pain or suffering.
There is no cancer, no diseases, no…
The Best Day Ever …? Ephesians 2.4-6
So my just-about-18-year-old…
Shocking contrasts. Ephesians 2.1-7
Shocking. The stark contrast at the Boston Marathon finish line is nothing less than shocking. Exhilarated runners had ‘broken the tape,’ enjoying the elation of finishing, and finishing well. Soon on their heels were deafening blasts that split the sky, and the very souls of men, as evil…Continue
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So, you saw a Miracle! Now what?
Even though I was raised ‘in the church’, I had never before seen or experienced anything like what happened with my Danny, (now 12 years ago; if you haven’t already,…
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Do you believe in Miracles?? God’s great power. Ephesians 1.19-20
We need God’s power if we are to see miracles in our lives. And while there may be exaggeration, abuse and even fraud, the fact is, we serve a God who does miracles yet today ……Continue
The Power of God—what difference does it make to you? Ephesians 1.19
You live your life every day. You get up, wipe the sleep out of your eyes, have your coffee, and put your pants on, just like everyone else who is starting their day … then, you head out the door to work or school, beginning the machinations of managing another day. So,…Continue
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Power of God ~ ours in prayer! Ephesians 1.19-22; John 17
Can you imagine being with Jesus, and having him pray over you? O, how blessed were those who experienced the physical presence and voice of Jesus, commending them…
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Would Paul be thankful for you? Ephesians 1.15
Spring Break—that is, the recess schoolchildren have from the classroom—is over. I think I am glad, as today my two high school aged sons returned to campus. On Saturday last while at…Continue
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Paul is in The House. Ephesians 1.15-19
You have just come off a dusty street, carefully opening and quickly closing the door to the small gathering of friends and brothers … ‘can’t be too cautious as the authorities look for…Continue
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They’ll Know we are Christians by our Love ... or not. [Romans 8.35-39 juxtaposed with Ephesians 1.15]
It was 1970, and the song, ‘They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love’ joined ‘Pass it On’ and ‘Kum ba Ya’ on the top Christian pop…Continue
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Thoughts of Beauty … and ugliness.
Lots of thoughts this day … my head and heart are full. Honestly, I have to ask—what is wrong with people? Seriously. On a long drive, I found myself channel surfing, when I heard a familiar name, and stopped to listen … ‘Pastor Rick Warren’ … wait, what? What could this be about? I knew that Pastor…Continue
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You have been named in a will. Ephesians 1.4-14
hi. Have you ever been named in a will? It seems like in these days of living trusts and other options, we hear less of folks meeting together in austere…Continue
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Faith that stands … quite remarkable! Ephesians 1.4-14Continue
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God’s Promises are Life Sustaining.
Confident that there are some who need to consider God’s promises to you at this very time . . . India? Pakistan? Ormond Beach, Florida? Kenya? UK? Singapore? The Philippines? Wherever you find yourself, in whatever…Continue
The Promise of the Grand Plan. Ephesians 1.8-14
I was thinking about the nature of promises, and found this quote:
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Jesus said the greatest command was to ‘love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ He did not say ‘love God with this little leftover portion of yourself that you have allotted to God, or…Continue
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Making room for Jesus. (After Easter)
You put on a nicer shirt than normal to go to church, you sang more songs, the service was crowded, but truthfully--for you, Easter got here a little soon this year. You really hadn’t had time to…Continue
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