Authority · Good News · Gospel · Healing · Mark · Peace · Revelation · Teaching

the good news… of revelation…

Still in Mark… seeing and hearing what’s at the beginning of the gospel of Jesus… what makes it good news… Yesterday… we saw Jesus gather disciples to follow Him and fellowship with… Today… looking for what follows… read┬áMark 1:21-34… From the shore of the sea… they entered the city on the coast… Capernaum… It was…… Continue reading the good news… of revelation…

Authority · Beauty · Church · One · Passion · Spirit

beauty and passion…

Beauty… passion…I saw… both… at the symphony on Sunday…The beauty of many…coming together as one…Every member…under the direction of one…each with a different instrument…a different role…Beautiful…It gave me just a glimpse… an idea…of what the church could be…if we all came under One…and followed the same score…For in one Spirit we were all baptized into…… Continue reading beauty and passion…

Authority · Faith · Obedience · Power

obedience… a source of power…

It caught my attention in the reading through…The Lord utters his voice before his army,for his camp is exceedingly great;he who executes his word is powerful…Joel 2:11 ESV(emphasis added)I looked again… at another translation…The Lord utters His voice before His army;Surely His camp is very great.For strong is he who carries out His word.Joel 2:11…… Continue reading obedience… a source of power…

Authority · Battle · Change · Church · Grace · Hard

confidence… in the Foundation…

Jesus… a sure Foundation… trustworthy… settling…So this is what the Sovereign Lord says:”See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone,a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;the one who trusts will never be dismayed. …”Isaiah 28:16When words from the pulpit… divide… it’s wise to remember… the Foundation… the Tested Stone…┬áBeing sure… of Who is…… Continue reading confidence… in the Foundation…

Authority · Fear

feeling freedom…

Entering the sanctuary… an unexpected sense of freedom… washed over me…Something was different… as I stood alone… lights off… morning sun shining through stained glass…An odd time for our church… a week… in between pastors… no human authority over this congregation… for a moment… only Him…The Lord… unobstructed… unfiltered… unchallenged…His Spirit… free… from leaders… filled…… Continue reading feeling freedom…