Dec 8, 2017

What A Savior!

By |Dec 8, 2017|Advent, Christ, Christmas, Death, Deliverance, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Life, Love, Redemption, Salvation, Sin|1 Comment

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” Matthew 1:21 (NASB).  When I was lost, He came looking for me and found me.  When I confessed my sins, He forgave me.  I was unlovable, yet He loved me, a slave and He

Aug 30, 2017

Neither Male Nor Female

By |Aug 30, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Father, Ministry, Pentecost, Redemption, Spirit|2 Comments

The human family is male and female.  Both were made in the divine likeness (Gen 1:27).  Both fell.  God desired to rescue both.  The purpose of redemption is to restore the divine likeness, so of necessity, women are recipients and full participants in that.  Both men and women received the Spirit at Pentecost and prophesied. 

Jul 6, 2017

Troublesome  People

By |Jul 6, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Love, Peace, Redemption|0 Comments

We cannot always distance ourselves from people who would do us harm.  Sometimes we can, and should, for our health or the health of a situation.  One of the things we must learn is that we have no control over other people’s words and actions.  However, we are responsible for our own words and actions. 

Aug 19, 2016

Dumb Things

By |Aug 19, 2016|Atonement, Christ, Confession, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Mercy, Redemption, Spirit|0 Comments

I have done lots of dumb things in my life.  They are not all “ancient history”.  They are painful to recall.  They keep me humble.  They remind me of my imperfections.  They remind me of my need of grace.  They remind me that God has a lot more work to do with this frail vessel. 

Aug 13, 2016

Born By Glory and For Glory

By |Aug 13, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Father, New Birth, Redemption, Sanctification, Spirit|0 Comments

The power that overshadowed the tabernacle (Ex 40:28-32) is the power that overshadowed the Virgin Mary (Lu 1:35).  She conceived and brought forth the One who “tabernacled among us” (Jn 1:14).  This power through which the Son was conceived is the power that hovers over us to create new birth.  The hovering Spirit comes to

Jun 14, 2016

Not To Us

By |Jun 14, 2016|Devotionals, Gratitude, Humility, Praise, Redemption, Thanksgiving, Worship|0 Comments

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory”  Ps 115:1.  Do not be taking credit that belongs to God.  Where would you be without redemption, gifts, life, breath, strength and health?  He has given you a thousand hidden benefits.  In humility, bow.  With gratitude from the heart, give thanks. 

May 21, 2016

Drawn To The Father

By |May 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Pentecost, Redemption, Spirit, Trinity|0 Comments

Trinity Sunday:  The Father sent His Son, and then, through the exalted Son poured out His Spirit on the day of Pentecost, so that He might draw the world back to the Father through the Son and the Spirit.  This drawing through the Spirit and the Son is our salvation and redemption.  The whole Trinity is

Apr 9, 2016

My Pierced Ear

By |Apr 9, 2016|Devotionals, Father, Freedom, Life, Love, Redemption, Worship|0 Comments

I was a slave, and He set me free.  How will I use this freedom?  I will use this freedom in love to serve my Master, the One who freed me.  I will not go out on my own from Him.  I will ask Him to pierce my ear, so that all will know that

Mar 25, 2016

Holy Saturday Remorse

By |Mar 25, 2016|Christ, Cross, Crucifixion, Death, Holy Saturday, Holy Week, Prayer, Redemption, Temptations|0 Comments

O Suffering Servant, we could not watch with You for one hour.  We left You alone in Your pain.  We slept while You prayed.  Your soul was in deep anguish.  We needed our rest.  Forgive us!  We had not yet discovered suffering love.  We forgot we were partners with You in this mission of hurting

Mar 24, 2016

Christ On the Cross  

By |Mar 24, 2016|Atonement, Christ, Cross, Crucifixion, Death, Devotionals, Redemption, Suffering|0 Comments

Death sentence.  Executioners act.   A Roman cross.  Stop.  Pause.  Look.  Listen.  Feel.  Smell.  Blood pours.  Flies swarm.  Thorns throb.  Jesus forgives.  Vinegar offered.  Politicians gloat.  Friends forsake.  Crowd rails.  Men gaze.  The hardened laugh.  Religionists delight.  Demons taunt.  Women weep.  Soldiers gamble.  Disciples scatter.  Breath departs.  The Lamb dies.  Sword pierces.  Rome is relieved.