Seeing Christ in the Midst of All the Chaos

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In this time of uncertainty due to the Coronavirus pandemic, something is being highlighted in me. It’s not pleasurable, but it is reality. I have been reminded that I don’t do well with pain and suffering.

I desire to support those who themselves are walking through pain and suffering. But when it comes into my life, I don’t like it. I don’t like it at all. Continue reading

An Unremarkable Resurrection

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It’s here. It’s Sunday. It’s Resurrection Day. The waiting is over.

As Keith Green put it:

Hear the bells ringing
They’re singing Christ is risen from the dead

The angel up on the tombstone
Said He has risen, just as He said
Quickly now, go tell his disciples
That Jesus Christ is no longer dead

Joy to the world, He has risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
He’s risen, hallelujah
Hallelujah

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Things Have Still Changed

resurrection-of-christJust a few days ago, we walked through Holy Week. In particular the church celebrated the Last Supper, Good Friday, Silent Saturday and Resurrection Sunday.

Ahhhh, Resurrection Sunday. To remember Christ is alive, has conquered death, his vindication from the Father has come, though there is more to be played out.

I suppose, now that Monday has passed and it’s Tuesday, it’s easy to simply go on like nothing ever happened. Of course, we know something did happen. But I’ll be honest and admit I awoke the past two days as if nothing happened this past week.

We forget…so easily. Continue reading

If Only For This Life We Have Hope…

I wanted to share a few thoughts around a particular passage, mainly 1 Cor 15:19. This specific verse is found within a context where Paul gives the Corinthians a summary of the gospel – which is based in the story of Jesus, Israel’s Messiah, and his death and resurrection. Paul then proceeds to lay out some teaching about the resurrection – first of Christ as prototype, then that of all believers.

I’ll post a smidgen of verses here: Continue reading