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The Naked Church Chapter One

The Naked Church Chapter One – Recorded with permission by Wayne Jacobsen. If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. —Matthew 16:24 The Naked Church Chapter One – I can’t say I was totally unsuspecting when the moment finally came. It had stalked me for months, … Continue reading “The Naked Church Chapter One”

Christ is Real Change Your Focus

Christ is Real Change Your Focus Colossians 3:1-11 Christ is Real Change Your Focus – How we interpret what we see determines our feelings and our actions. Consider an example: from your yard, you can see two people, and one person is obviously struggling. If you interpret what you see as a crime in process, … Continue reading “Christ is Real Change Your Focus”

The Power of Imitation

The Power of Imitation The Power of Imitation – We live in a world that loves to imitate. People seek to be fashionable in the way they dress. Fashion in dress encourages imitation. If you think you are immune to the imitation of the fashion of dress, consider how quickly you adapt your clothing to … Continue reading “The Power of Imitation”

What God did for People through Jesus 5

What God did for People through Jesus 5 What God did for People through Jesus 5 – James 1:19-27 This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore, putting aside all … Continue reading “What God did for People through Jesus 5”

What God did for People through Jesus 4

What God did for People through Jesus 4 What God did for People through Jesus 4 – 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom … Continue reading “What God did for People through Jesus 4”

What God did for People through Jesus 3

What God did for People through Jesus 3 – Everything through Jesus What God did for People through Jesus 3 – Colossians 1:9-20 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His … Continue reading “What God did for People through Jesus 3”

What God did for People through Jesus 2

What God did for People through Jesus 2 – God is Light What God did for People through Jesus 2. 1 John 1:1-10 “What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life– and the … Continue reading “What God did for People through Jesus 2”

What God did for People through Jesus 1

What God did for People through Jesus 1 – for our God is a consuming fire. What God did for People through Jesus 1.  Hebrews 12:18-29 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched and to a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind, and to the blast of a … Continue reading “What God did for People through Jesus 1”

The New Person in Christ

The new Person In Christ – What are you trying to prove? The new person in Christ.  Four or five times a week I work out at a gym. John Glidewell graciously and patiently allows me to workout with him. This is not a new experience. I have been involved in exercise programs for over … Continue reading “The New Person in Christ”

Jesus had the power to forgive sins

Which Is Easier For Jesus? Jesus had the power to forgive sins – Have you ever been impressed with the reality of Jesus’ power? Jesus had the power to forgive sins. Have you ever noticed how easy it is for us to hold thoughts and opinions on the same subject that appear to be in total … Continue reading “Jesus had the power to forgive sins”

Who am I – Why Jesus Identity Mattered

Who am I Who am I ?  The admittance by Jesus that he was the Christ, the son of the living God was required for the Death Penalty by the Sanhedrin. Matthew 26:57-68 Those who had seized Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together. … Continue reading “Who am I – Why Jesus Identity Mattered”