2017-04-24a

Is Christ Formed in Me?

Is Christ Formed in Me? “My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you.”  Galatians 4:19 Does Christ have my full attention and devotion right now? Am I living from Christ within right now? Does Christ presence within define, inspire and explain my behavior today? Is Christ within[…]

2017-04-14a2

Our Daily Bread

Being fed by Jesus’ will Without food we cannot physically express our will.  Food allows us to put our body into action one day at a time.  Take food away and our will weakens and can even die. Jesus told us our prayers  should always include this phrase “Give us this day our daily bread.” […]

2017-02-09a

Jesus – Invitation or Innovation?

For many people Jesus was simply a teacher of moral innovations and an agent of change.  Many people give Jesus credit as one of history’s most influential moral forces and innovators. Attributing to Jesus any power or sustainability beyond his ideias and innovations does not fit the modern view of Jesus. He died, they say,[…]

2016-12-14ab

The Two Perfections of Jesus

Living in a world of imperfections and being imperfect persons, it is difficult to believe that perfection exists. Even so, the faith of every Christian is that a perfect person named Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us.  And beyond this incredible perfection of Jesus among us, we, as Christians, believe that Jesus’ perfection lives[…]

2016-09-20a1

Equality

The desire for equality is  a noble goal. Perhaps it is the most noble of human dreams. The search for it, however, has led to millions of deaths and great sacrifice. No matter how many deaths and how great the sacrifices, the dream of equality still seems far away. Whether the path chosen to equality[…]

2016-04-28a

Meditate On These Things

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. Philippians 4:8 It makes perfect sense to me that our inner life is an[…]

2016-04-05p2

Declaring Who You Are

We are always communicating to others who we are.  We just cannot help ourselves.  We want others to properly understand us. Never has this been more clear than in today’s world where different cultures are now getting to know each other.  The messages about identity are non-stop among us. Muslims of all types make it[…]

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Jesus. The Cure for Paralysis

“There is nothing that the presence of Jesus cannot cure.” Mike Wells There are many types of paralysis.  Physical paralysis is the most obvious kind, but there are many forms of paralysis that limit our movement with God. In Luke chapter 5: 17-26, concerned friends bring their paralysed friend to Jesus for healing.  Ripping off[…]