COMPLETE IN CHRIST

COMPLETE IN CHRIST

According to Colossians 2:10, as followers of Christ, we are “complete in Christ”. I find the implications of this statement to be both overwhelming and incredibly inspiring! Complete in Christ! To think that “all of God lives in Christ’s body” (Col 2:9) and that Christ lives in us… We are complete in Christ! We went from being DEAD because of our sins and worldly thinking to being made ALIVE in Christ when He canceled our debt. He erased the charges…

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YOU’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED

YOU’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Let’s look at one of the most exciting and inspiring verses in the Bible: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer. Ephesians 1:3 What an incredible verse! God has blessed us, you and me, with “every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer”! When we read this, we should get excited. Not because we’re expecting all our physical and natural wants and…

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DO YOU NEED RENEWED LIFE TODAY?

DO YOU NEED RENEWED LIFE TODAY?

God is a God of life. In every aspect of the word. In every aspect of our lives God brings…God is our life! Whether we need life renewed in our physical bodies, or our emotional or spiritual selves, God is the source of life.   Look at these verses from Romans 8 and see the progression of life God has for you: Romans 8:2 The standards of the Spirit, who gives life through Christ Jesus, have set you free from…

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THE VALUE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

THE VALUE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Is there value in righteousness today? Or has the time for being righteous passed? Looking at the seemingly easy and prosperous life of unrighteous people around us can be discouraging and frustrating. It can cause us to  wonder why we choose to follow Jesus and try to do what’s right? While reading Proverbs recently, I was reminded why I do what I do and believe what I believe. I was encouraged to stick to it! Here’s what I found!  …

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Keeping Your Hope On

Keeping Your Hope On

Hope is crucial for survival! Hope strengthens us. It empowers and drives us. And hope causes us to have peace even during the storms this life throws at us. As followers of Jesus, hope inspires us to be and do what God wants. It helps us to be effective ministers in a world that tries desperately to undermine and steal our hope with bad reports from Drs, terrorism threats, financial burdens or relationship crisis. These are not imaginary schemes. They’re very…

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CLOSER NOW THAN EVER!

CLOSER NOW THAN EVER!

Do you know that God is closer now than ever before? I just finished reading the book of Exodus! It starts out pretty exciting with the story of Moses delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Once they get to Mount Sinai and the 10 Commandments are given the action slows down and it gets into various laws and the plans for the tabernacle. Most of the last 15 chapters in Exodus describe this tabernacle. I admit I was kinda skimming through…

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SOMETHING MORE

SOMETHING MORE

Do you want to do something more with your life?   I believe God has put within each of us the desire to do something more to impact our world for good! He says in John 14:12,“I can guarantee this truth: Those who believe in me will do the things that I am doing. They will do even greater things…   The problem is, we talk about it but rarely do anything about it! Why? Because we have taken for granted…

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FINDING PEACE NOW

FINDING PEACE NOW

How peaceful is your life right now? Is everything happening just like you planned it would be? Or are there things going on that cause you to wonder about life, about the reality of God, about the strength or worth of relationships? Does it seem like life’s spinning out of control?   I am always amazed as I read the Psalms. David’s life was not easy. He faced many enemies. It started with the lion & the bear when he…

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Struggling through tough times can make it hard to see the big picture.  Isn’t it remarkable that in Jesus’ time of greatest turmoil, His focus wasn’t on the pain but on the gain! In Luke 22:15 , “Jesus said to them, “I’ve had a deep desire to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.“” Why would Jesus have a “deep desire” to have this meal with His disciples? As I checked into this verse, I realized that it was because…

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THE POWER OF LOVE

THE POWER OF LOVE

As I read the gospels I am always amazed at how everywhere Jesus went crowds followed Him. People were drawn to Him. I wonder how come people aren’t drawn to His church or to us, His followers today? Maybe we’re not as much like Jesus as we think we are?   In Luke 7, John the Baptist sends some of his disciples to find out if Jesus really is the Savior. Jesus response is clear, “Go back, and tell John…

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