Colossians 3:1-17  The Message (MSG)

Colossians 3:1-17 He Is Your Life 3 1-2 So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front … Continued

Free From Failure #54

Post #54 Someday God’s glory will shine in Jerusalem through his anointed Servant, Jesus Christ. This future has been partially realized when Jesus Christ came to earth, and partially when Israel became a state in 1948, but the final consummation … Continued

God Wants our Hearts # 52

#52 for Jan. 17, 2019 ­Something was wrong with the religion of God’s people:. “Declare to my people their rebellion…they seem eager to know my ways…eager for God to come near them,” (Isa.58:1-2) yet they weren’t obeying God but rather … Continued

Make it Right #49 for Jan. 8th, 2019

On December 18th, I last presented a post in the series from my book, Rescued by Mercy (now called God Rescues From Our Messes). I now resume that series with Post #49 for January 8, 2019. If you are like … Continued

The Light of the World #38

#38 for November 13, 2018 God’s Chosen Servant is the Light Isaiah proclaimed that the Messiah would show God to the world. He would have the Holy Spirit of God Almighty upon him and bring forth justice in his quiet, … Continued

Lifeline for God’s Instrument #37

#37 for November 8 After I’d been forgiven and called to be one of God’s instruments, God spoke to my heart through His Word, particularly Isaiah, in a mighty way. Isaiah 41:10-13 became a lifeline to me. I memorized verse … Continued

Not Rejected #36

#36 for Nov. 6 “But you…whom I have chosen…the offspring of Abraham, my friend,” (Isa.41:8). After I returned to the Lord, I reread Isaiah 41:8-14 over and over. Do these verses apply to me, too? I wondered. I hoped so, … Continued

Is God in Charge or Not? #35

#35 for November 1 Is God powerful enough to be in charge of our lives? Is he wise enough to direct our steps? Many of us can relate to the Israelites when they were captives in Babylon. They certainly must have … Continued

Trust: an ongoing lifestyle #32

Post #32 in series for October 23, 2018 King Hezekiah, the Bible character in my last blog, had been a godly man and good leader. His faithfulness in trusting God had secured continued life for the nation of Judah. He … Continued

Trust God— He’ll Come Through #31

#31 for October 18, 2018 Isaiah 36-37 How do you respond to trouble and threats? Let me tell you about one of my favorite Bible characters: King Hezekiah. Isaiah preached in Judah during the reigns of King Hezekiah, his father, … Continued