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Putting Jesus First

What does it mean to put someone first?  To put them before your wants, desires, even needs.  If you want to know, just look at Jesus.  He showed us what that looks like in practical terms: Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider…

God Has Not Changed

In this season of isolation and social distancing, have there been times when you feel like you have fallen and failed and felt like giving up?  If so, take heart in knowing that you are not alone.  We all have been there at one time or another.  When that happens, it is imperative that we…

What A Difference A Day Makes

Jesus was crucified and buried in a borrowed tomb.  For two days, His disciples had been in hiding.  They were devastated by their loss of teacher, friend, Son of God.  I am sure that they must have felt lost, confused, hopeless and guilty over their abandonment and betrayal of Him.  How could they possibly go on?  How dark that day…

Jesus Death On The Cross

Isaiah 53:4-5 (ESV) 4 Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed. Jesus’ death on the…

Spring is in the Air

Zechariah 10:1 Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  An old poem that we used to say, around…

Clothed in Christ

Romans 8:11 reveals a wonderful truth – that Holy Spirit daily chooses to live in us, to clothe Himself with us.  Our response? Colossians 3:14 we are to daily, clothe ourselves in love, in Jesus. How are we to do that?  First we must remember who we are. Colossians 3:12 reminds us.  Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and…