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“These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for  the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshipers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower (more…)

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regret
 
Originally uploaded by 【marct】

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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all different – all equal
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I was asked an important question after last Sunday’s sermon– by my wife no less.

She reminded me of some things I preached earlier that day:

1)  below the cross we are all equal (Eph. 2:19)

 – that under the law we are all equally quilty of sin before God and below the cross, we are “in Christ” and  we are all equally forgiven- we all belong to this church in equal standing. 

2) some sins are worse than other sins (1 Cor. 6) 

-Murdering someone is worse than stealing a pencil.”  

“So”, she said, “which one is it?

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building-bridges-romans-16_494_1024x768.jpgMaybe it feels like there is something missing in our lives because there is.

Maybe the voice that tells us we need to make time for ourselves is right.

If we don’t prioritize our time, we will be victims to a tyrany- the tyrany of what “presses us the most. ” (more…)

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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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