“Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your … Continue reading It’s all about me–all of me
“For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not … Continue reading ‘Come out’–and stay pretty much the same
“He gave them into the hands of the nations, and their foes ruled over them.“Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power.“Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they … Continue reading The Coronation of ‘King Me’
“This is what the Lord says: ‘In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you … Continue reading Should you stay or should you go?
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every … Continue reading Separation anxiety
“Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; … Continue reading To my ‘Peter Pan’ charismatic brethren (Part 2)
“. . until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. “Then … Continue reading To my ‘Peter Pan’ charismatic brethren
“Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails.The wicked hem in the righteous, so … Continue reading What do you see?
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 … Continue reading If the light within you is darkness
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” (Psalm 95:8) “We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not … Continue reading Hear. Follow. Understand.
“When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, ‘What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?’ … Continue reading The things we lose in the fire–and the life it reveals
“King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon . . Therefore, as … Continue reading The pastor who became Nebuchadnezzar (Part 4)