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When we mess up, He is there with the power of the gospel…

We will never be the same…our hope is in His power…

Our beauty is His glory..

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There is something inside us that realizes that someone needs to pay for what we have done-

        someone     needs to suffer here…

        someone     needs to be punished… 

Someone has…

Crucifixion is a violent, extruciatingly painful way to die.

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I loved the movie Atonement- until the end.  Atonement was articulate, intense,  passionate, meaningful, romantic and deep.  In the end, the heart of the movie was pulled out.  Its need for a climactically atoning ending never occured.   

The movie anticlimaxed with a placebo “atonement”.  For me, the whole movie came crashing down, as if the cornerstone was pulled out.  

Atonement portrays “atonement” as if it can be otained through one’s artistic abilities (writing great novels).  One reviewer wrote: 

“Can an artist make amends for her sins through her art?”  – Peter Travis of Rolling Stone.

Is our need for atonement transcendant and substantial or is it something we can create for ourselves? Is atonement an subjective occurance or it is an absolute-  related to what we need before God?    

ER artfully, passionately and articulately trumps Atonement’s empty defintion of atonement:

  I found this at Christ is Deeper

Dr Truman needs real (more…)

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I saw this video on one of my favorite seminary professor’s blog

click here for a brief video on the most powerful ministry under heaven…

It’s better than a “power drink” for those of us involved in church planting.

You can visit our young church at www.vintage-faith.com

Our church plant.

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Try clicking the YOUTUBE video below before you start to read. 

 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.”  – Jesus    NASB

 When are we truly alive?  When our heart beats and our brain functions?  Yes, but animals have that kind of life.  Isn’t there more? 

Are we truly alive when we live our lives, thinking, seeking, laughing, enjoying parties, being entertained, crying, weeping…?

God looks down upon our busyness and what does He see?  We are alive alright, but dead to God.   

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)”    Ephesians 2:4-5a

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