Monthly Archives: April 2011

Idols: One Night Stands

Our idols are essentially one-night stands. They provide a moment of empty pleasure, but there is no lasting joy in them. They string us along with the offer of contentment, but contentment never comes. They rob us of something far … Continue reading

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Humility

Luke 18:9-14 (The Message) The Story of the Tax Man and the Pharisee 9-12He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people: “Two … Continue reading

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An Image Naked Enough

From Tim Challies this morning. Interesting perspective on pornography but even deeper our sin nature. “what masquerades as a repentant conscience is in most cases little more than a sated appetite.” How deep will we dig ourselves into a behavior or … Continue reading

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Easter

Cross – Resurrection Scripture Passages : Luke 23:26-49, Luke 24:1-12, Luke 24:36-49 He Became our Sin Offering. Every Word, Every Deed – Every Sin covered on the Cross. How are you responding? Isaiah 26:8 Yes, Lord, Walking in the Way … Continue reading

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A Passionate Pursuit

Unless you respond wholeheartedly to the events remembered this weekend its nothing more than a note on a calender. I pray that Knowing and Serving God is the Passionate Pursuit of My Life. How are you responding? Philippians 3:7-10 7-9The … Continue reading

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Damnation, and He Took It Lovingly – 2 Corinthians 9:15

Luther gazed at Christ’s cross with steady joy and gloried in the fact that whoever trusts Christ can be assured of his love. He once wrote to a troubled friend, “Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing … Continue reading

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Steadfast Love

The Steadfast Love of God. Think about it. Psalm 25 A David Psalm 1-2 My head is high, God, held high; I’m looking to you, God; No hangdog skulking for me. 3 I’ve thrown in my lot with you; You … Continue reading

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