April 21, 2014
He has caused…

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3-5 ESV)

April 8, 2014
"God loves you when you don’t feel lovely. God loves you when no one else loves you."

— Max Lucado

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Filed under: God love 
April 6, 2014
Rescued

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears. He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord ? And who is a rock, except our God?— You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be the God of my salvation— who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence. For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing to your name. (Psalm 18:1-6, 16-19, 30, 31, 35, 46, 48, 49 ESV)

March 28, 2014
Who is receiving praise? Who’s strength brings good?

"Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Corinthians 3:1-6
"Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10

March 25, 2014
"For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the one who was proclaimed among you by us – by me and Silvanus and Timothy – was not “Yes” and “No,” but it has always been “Yes” in him. For every one of God’s promises are “Yes” in him; therefore also through him the “Amen” is spoken, to the glory we give to God."

— 2 Corinthians 1:19, 20 NET

March 11, 2014
"You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound."

— Psalm 4:7 ESV

March 6, 2014
"The goal is not moral conformity. The goal is a knowledge of Jesus and a relationship with Jesus that transforms us from the inside out."

— Matt Chandler

March 2, 2014

Racial Reconciliation // This video, along with the full message from Matt Chandler (http://bit.ly/1dbXIW7), really impacted Julia Zurn and I this morning. “God has made many men into one.” -Matt Chandler

February 27, 2014
"Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed."

— 1 Peter 1:13b (NIV)

February 21, 2014
Walk by the Spirit

So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6 NIV)