Free to Come to The Father


“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus”  Hebrews 10:19 I think see our relationship with God like this: Imagine the president of the United States is in the oval office. The Secretary of State is setting in a high back chair across from him. InContinue reading “Free to Come to The Father”

Jesus Became One of Us


Philippians 2:6-7 (NIV) 6  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7  but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.   In 1995 Joan Osborne released a song, that at the time caused many Christians to question itContinue reading “Jesus Became One of Us”

Poured Out For Our Sake


Philippians 2:7 (NIV) 7  but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.   How can God, who is perfect, without sin, and unable to even be in the presence of sin.  After all, when we look at it in the description of light and darkness it becomesContinue reading “Poured Out For Our Sake”

Jesus, The Nature of God


Philippians 2:6-7 (NIV) 6  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7  but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. John begins his Gospel, not with the story of Jesus’ birth, but before the beginning of time, withContinue reading “Jesus, The Nature of God”

Jesus Welcomed the Outsiders


Jesus was born to show that God is open to accepting the outsiders in our world. He was born an outsider of sorts, in his time. His mother was impregnated by the Holy Spirit, and so no one in society would have seen this family as normal. In fact, we are told, in Matthew 1:18-25,Continue reading “Jesus Welcomed the Outsiders”

The God of provision


Genesis 22:8 &1 4 / Hebrews 11:17-19 When Isaac asked where the sacrifice was Abraham’s response shows that he trusted the promise of God. He said, “The Lord will provide.”  This is a very powerful statement of faith being lived out in action.  Abraham went to the mountain with his son, the promise of futureContinue reading “The God of provision”

God’s Merciful Promise


“Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.  The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evilContinue reading “God’s Merciful Promise”