I like epic movies! Brave Heart, Gladiator, and Glory. All epic war time dramas of people facing massive difficulties, challenges, and victories. They inspire me. In many ways they draw me into a narrative that internally I find myself walking in. In fact, life can be an 'epic' journey of challenges, callings, and celebrations.
The narrative of Easter is Epic! It is full of drama, that is real to life for Jesus and his followers. Then and now. The implications of how Jesus journeyed in the epic experiences of His life has personal implications for me as a follower of Him. His entrance into the passion of His mission to save lost people. The epic events of His death are sobering; and His epic victory over death in the resurrection, sets Jesus aside from all others as the way, the truth, and the life, that God demanded and people can follow.
I hope you will both take time this spring to investigate the Epic stories of Jesus, in the Gospel's of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Elevation Church will be spending three sermons on three parts of Jesus' life. First with his triumphant entry into Jerusalem (4/14/19). What did that mean for those then and now? Then a look at the Cross, Jesus' death, and the implications of it for people of all time (4/19/19). Finally, the resurrection; how this singular miracle of God, brings the necessary victory of God's salvation in Christ alone (4/21/19). Please take some time to listen to these Epic messages by linking to www.el-church.com and going to the messages page.
May your Easter 2019 be...
Thursday, March 28, 2019
In many ways our faith in Christ, is informed many times about our 'ideas' of Him. This can cause the disciple of Christ to waffle in his/her own faith of the Christ. Oswald Chambers in his devotional, gives an encouraging word about that; I hope you will take some time to read and reflect. Looking to Jesus as the author and finisher of my faith...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Sap in a Christian is the illustrative comparison to having the indwelling of the Spirit of God. The brief audio clip from the devotion called morning and evening that I posted on my twitter gives great encouragement for being sappy. Enjoy!
Friday, August 4, 2017
Changed lives for God's Glory @ Elevation Church 2017. Seeing God's hand at work in the body at Elevation has been wonderful. Our baptism service at the pond was nothing short of God's glory on display for all to see. Keep these new disciples in prayer and keep proclaiming Jesus' name! Check the link to see video: http://el-church.com/ make sure you scroll toward the bottom of the page!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
As many of your know, I enjoy Dr. Albert Molher. His timely, educated, and cultural assessments bring me insight and inspiration. Take a listen to his 2016 Thanksgiving address. What you need to see is the difference between being thankful in and of ourselves verse being thankful to the Lord who oversees, ordains, and organizes the hearts of mankind to be genuinely thankful. Romans chapter one is a highlight, and I would encourage you to read the whole chapter as reflection to his address. Happy Thanksgiving and thankful for the Lord is good!!http://4ff414ae5107de3a9e18-43dbab4d73aa8c295e652f2d85e793bd.r77.cf1.rackcdn.com/media/audio/totl/Podcast/20161123_TheBriefing1.mp3
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
There have been times I have both heard and used for myself, "this is my truth." And though I would hope to possess truth personally, I am still bound to God's revealed truth to govern, direct, inform, and inspire my life. The slippery slide of making God's truth relative to "my truth" is an age old deception from the Garden of Eden. For the deceiver (Satan) tempted Eve, and by cowardice Adam in thinking that they could relegate truth to gain better freedoms, and this was the start and continuation of a fall that has required a rescue in Christ. Praise the Lord for His rescue to all who would both believe and apply the Truth of the Gospel in life and culture. The Gospel Coalition posted a good word about this subtle truth slide. The relativism of our lives can certainly sound good to an itchy ear. Though written by a woman, and for women; the application is for all. Here you go... https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-most-revolutionary-thing-a-woman-can-do