Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

When Jesus has his party, it will not be a potluck. ūüôā

A message that just may¬†completely¬†shatter the image of Jesus that you have come to know… ¬†Jesus is more than we can begin to¬†grasp…if¬†you¬†realize this, and come to understand the humanity and love He¬†shares, I’m quite certain you will be pleasantly shocked and delightedly surprised…


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Maybe it's time to get outside?

Don’t wacko’s hear God’s voice? Don’t TV preachers say they hear God and sometimes rip people off?

Is God powerful enough to truly “speak” to sincere, authentic humble person? Why doesn’t He speak to you? I propose that He wants to, but it is difficult to hear Him.

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Atheist sign erected in Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington

Atheist sign erected in Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington

Last night I heard a Pastor Ken Hutcherson being interviewed on TV (in response to the infamous Washington State atheiest sign).  He said:

¬†” I believe in Jesus Christ, and if you don’t, that’s ok, you are going to fry like a Jimmy Dean… Sausage, (pause)¬†on judgement day.”

Though I admire the strength of Pastor Hutcherson’s faith, I wonder if he is releasing his anger or frustration at the wrong party.¬† Our¬† battle is not¬†against atheists.¬†As Rick Warren said (in the interview cited below) , “Jesus loves everyone”- atheists included.

Some of the media framed this as an “attack on Christmas”.¬† This wasn’t an attack on Christmas, on God, on Christians or on Jesus.¬† (more…)

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Two adolescent boys in¬†walmart and a flat tire later, we pulled into the dark campsite.¬† Night had come and I wasn’t looking forward to putting up our tent in the dark.¬† As we drove around trying to find a spot to set-up camp we saw some other campers wave to us.¬† We came around again and pulled over by their spot.¬† Ben and Andrea were the nicest people you could hope to run into.¬† They pulled out the map of the campsite and were more than helpful in any way they could (including offering us fire wood) possible be.¬† I thought to my self how wonderful it is to run into super friendly and happy people. (more…)

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Shane spoke with a passion that seemed to come from deep inside.  I found myself drawn into the story.

Him and his friend¬†did a wonderful job presenting a picture of Jesus that today’s youth could really get their “brain around”.

They make a great point that we serve the kingdom of God and not America and that our hope is in the King of Kings and not in any president.¬† It was inspirational how they communicated that it is the church’s¬†responsibility to care for the less fortunate- and that we shouldn’t rely on the governement for that (though their help is welcomed).¬†

However, (more…)

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Originally uploaded by „Äźmarct„ÄĎ

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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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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