Jesus Over Division

"We are not called to be led by our feelings. We are called to be led by the Holy Spirit." Nick Rains Matthew 5:9 https://my.bible.com/bible/59/MAT.5.9"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." I am going to be a little blunt today in my writing so please bear with me. I am…

Discipline:Learning to Fall Right

Back in college, I volunteered at the campus indoor climbing wall. An old basketball gym was converted for other types of sports such as climbing and martial arts, so I often found myself in there at the same time that a martial arts class was happening. The first skill and warm up practiced every class…

Metanoeo

Metanoeo - Greek - to think differently, reconsider Too often, I believe, Christians treat repentance as a simple, "I'm sorry" and then move on. We mess up and then feel bad about it so we apologize and call it repentance. But, repentance is much deeper than a simple, "God, I'm sorry". With repentance there comes…

Jesus Over Everything: All in All

Colossians 1:15-17"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all…

My Portion

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6 Is the Lord your portion? Are you content with the portion that He assigned you? These are questions that we, as believers,…

Excellence?

Romans 12:1"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship." I was looking up the definition of the word “excellence,” not because I don't know what it means, but because I think we, too many…

The One in Ninety Nine

I have been thinking about the concept of Christ leaving the 99 for the one.  I have heard many people talk about that part of “Reckless Love” as if it were a reckless event; leaving the 99 to find and rescue the one.  But, I think I disagree with this.  You can’t look at it…