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God’s Medicine

Around fifteen years ago, I took very ill.  The doctors could never discover what was wrong with me.  I was tested for everything under the sun (twice and three times in many instances).  In the end, I believe it was [...]

A New Testament Response to the Virus

I love the Old Testament.  There are many truths and revelations of God’s character and nature within its pages.  There is history.  And there is powerful symbolism and imaginary that foreshadows the coming of Jesus, even giving us deeper insight [...]

Rediscover & Rebuild Your Life (Part 1)

We all go through things.  It has been said that when we go through difficulties or life changing moments, it is for one of two reasons.  Either we have sown something in our lives in such a way that we [...]

Spirit, Soul, Body (Part 2.2)

Looking again at the Book of James.  Spirit, Soul, and Body.  When Christ comes into our lives, we are totally transformed and have a new spirit.  Born Again.  There is no such thing as being a "partial" Christian.  And yet, [...]

Spirit, Soul, Body (Part 2.1)

God wants us whole.  Jesus went to the cross, not just for us to have eternal life with Him, but to have a relationship with Him while on this earth that is transforming.  The work has been done, and our [...]

Spirit, Soul, & Body (Part 1)

So many struggle to walk in freedom.  Bound by laws, rules, and rituals.  Condemnation bearing down.  I have lived like that, and still at times have to remind myself of the truths of the gospel (good news), that liberates, heals, [...]

Salt & Light

So often Christians think they need to share Jesus.  It can be an effort, that often results in guilt in shame.  But what if being "salt & life" is about "being" and not "doing."  It is an identity issue.  It [...]

Heart of Worship

It can easy to be distracted in "Doing" things for God.  Not that "Doing" is wrong.  But it should always operate out of the context of overflow.  And that is where we can get it wrong.  Jesus promises living waters [...]