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”

Good Managers of God’s Treasure


Mt. 25:14-30              C.S. Lewis writes in The Weight of Glory , “like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at sea, we are far too easily pleased.”1 God has entrusted to us a greatContinue reading “Good Managers of God’s Treasure”

Turning To God


“Have mercy on me, O God, According to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions.” (Ps. 51:1) David begins his great Psalm of confession, after his affair with Bathsheba and the killing of Uriah, with these words.  David is a person after God’s heart, and part of the reason IContinue reading “Turning To God”