Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tweets and more tweets

Here are some of my favorite tweets from the last few weeks.  This is one of the blessings of social media where we can hear the gospel from people all over the world. If you like the tweet, go and follow the person on Twitter.
Recognizing how much you’ve been loved produces a love that you couldn’t manufacture. @rjgrune
It's not that Christ magically appears in every passage but he never disappears from the greater context from which that passage is offered @ByronYawn
Just one reason Christmas is such a big deal: every other religion says God is "out there." Christmas says that God has come right here. @mattpopovits
Two Words for 2017: Law and Gospel @1C13P @BeckyDanielson1 @LoriWildenberg
I am fully known yet deeply loved, warmly welcomed, completely forgiven, and eternally adopted through Christ's work alone. @elysefitz

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Playing on the Radio

Here a new song playing on the radio by Jordan Feliz.  I love the message on our identity and how God sees us. 


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

You Are Reconciled

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Around My Office

As I was looking around my office before Christmas, I was blessed by several pieces of art that I have.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of them with you over the next few weeks.  Enjoy!
 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Names of God: Yahweh Tsuri

We often forget.  We see throughout history the Israelites and the church forgetting. We need to be reminded often of who God is in Scripture, church history and in our lives and churches.



The names of God are important because these names are not just what God does, it is who He is.  I hope this will encourage you as you are reminded of how good, great, and awesome our God is.


Yahweh Tsuri

Yahweh is the Hebrew Name for God. It is "I AM". It is used over 6000 times in the Old Testament.  It was such a holy name that the Jews would not even say it. 

Tsuri means rock.
To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, (Psalm 28:1)


What it reminds me?  Our God is solid as a rock.  Rocks are used as foundations so we rest in God as our foundation.  Rocks are strong so we can trust God is strong for us. Rocks are firm so when life is out of control, we can trust God to be a firm foundation for us.