Tag Archives: Jesus

My Jesus Fantasy

My Jesus believes in ….. This is how the fantasy begins. From this common starting point individuals make Jesus into their own personal politically-correct God.  With their fantasy firmly fixed in their minds, they go looking for a church which … Continue reading

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Demanding Your Rights

… He was not worried about claiming His rights … Philippians 2:6   Jack Webb was a no nonsense TV detective on Dragnet.  I do not remember a single episode from the series (I was too young), but I do … Continue reading

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The Crucible of Love

Love is easy when it blesses.   But what happens to you when love lacks benefit, becomes a cross to bear, or a curse upon you? Oswald Chambers asks a question which causes me to pause:  Have you come to … Continue reading

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A Living Heart

Always keep a part of your heart reserved for God. (1) I have known people with hard hearts or, as Ezekiel writes, hearts of stone. People with hard hearts are generally unforgiving, self-centered, and cold.  They are not drawn towards others nor are others drawn to … Continue reading

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The RSVP for Rest

“I will give you rest … you will find rest for your souls” Jesus’ invitation to those who are weary from carrying heavy burdens and stress is one which many of us fail to grasp. We long for the rest … Continue reading

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Two Loves – John 3:16-21

Preaching Notes October 7, 2012 John 3:16–21 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into … Continue reading

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Glory in the Valley

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying;  Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save. (1) Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn, Rescue The Perishing, following a personal experience at the New York City Bowery Mission.  Even though she was a famous Gospel songwriter, she … Continue reading

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