Nov 15, 2017

Light Expelling Darkness

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The parallels between the creation story in Genesis 1 and John’s new creation story in John 1 are amazing.  The first command in Genesis 1 is “let there be light.”  At this command darkness went away.  John tells us that Jesus is the Light Whom the darkness could not overcome/extinguish.  Jesus’ life enters our life

Oct 20, 2017

Announcing The Gospel

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We have reduced announcing the gospel to how we can get a free ticket to heaven.  The real good news is that Jesus Christ, whom God raised from the dead, is Lord of Heaven and Earth, and He has come to restore all things with a new heaven and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells. 

Sep 26, 2017

All Things New

By |Sep 26, 2017|Christ, Christ Coming, Creation, Devotionals, New Creation, Resurrection, Resurrection Day|0 Comments

“If any person be in Messiah, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away and behold new things have come” II Corinthians 5:17.  In Messiah the old creation is fading away and the new creation is coming; the old is gone and the new has begun to arrive.  The resurrection of Jesus

Aug 27, 2017

Speak Creative Words

By |Aug 27, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, God's Word, Hope, Humility, Word of God|0 Comments

God’s Word creates.  It created the world.  It spoke into existence everything it willed.  It creates a whole new set of realities in our lives as we let it take root in us.  The Word creates new creatures and new creation.  To humbly live with the Word constantly changes us.  The God who speaks makes

Jul 19, 2017

The Light

By |Jul 19, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Life, Light, Spirit|0 Comments

John deliberately begins his gospel as a parallel to the Genesis creation story.  John tells us how the Word existed before the world and that the Word created the world.  Both books start with, “In the beginning”.  Another striking parallel is that of light.  “Let there be light” and “There was the true Light which,

Jul 15, 2017

Our Little Worlds

By |Jul 15, 2017|Creation, Devotionals, Father, Humility, Worship|0 Comments

It is easier to live in the little worlds that we have created than the one God created.  In our little world, with its realities, we tend to set the boundaries of what we want to see and do, leaving us in charge. Ours is colorless compared to His.  Ours is a box with exterior

Jun 16, 2017

Be At Peace

By |Jun 16, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Father, Love, Peace|0 Comments

Be at peace with God and delight in Him; He delights in you.  Be at peace with your fellow humans and celebrate them; they are the children of our common Father.  Be at peace with the creation and enjoy it; it points to the Creator.  Be at peace with yourself and accept yourself as a

Jun 7, 2017

The Conspiracy

By |Jun 7, 2017|Christ, Creation, Crucifixion, Devotionals, New Creation, Righteousness|0 Comments

The ancient world looked for a messiah.  False messiahs came and went.  Jesus was crucified, and yet His followers proclaimed the rejected Jesus to be the promised Messiah.  “And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Messiah is Jesus” (Acts 5:42).  The good

Mar 10, 2017

The Defeat Of Evil

By |Mar 10, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Incarnation, Lent|0 Comments

When our Lord entered creation via incarnation, a primary thing He did was take on evil and demonic powers that had entered His good creation.  He did not come to declare that evil was somehow good, meant to serve God’s greater purpose.  He knew evil was evil with no good in it.  He defined it

Feb 25, 2017

Inordinate Self Focus

By |Feb 25, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Inner healing, Love, Purpose, Relationships|0 Comments

When life is centered in the self, disorientation follows as well as an inner virus that eats away at healthy personhood.  We were not meant to be the focal point of life.  When we are, we fail to see others properly, along with their needs.  When Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” He gave