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New Book Friday

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You Are His Child

“See what great lovethe Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1)

Names of God: Master

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.
Master
24And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. (Luke 8:24)
What it reminds me?  Jesus is a good friend and teacher and He is also our Master.  This reminds me that God is God and I am not.  I may not understand everything going on in my life, but I know God is good and He is all powerful and on the throne.

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie!

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Today is my oldest daughter's birthday.  As I often say on her birthday, she was born a little early and I am thankful for how God walked with us and provided for us during her two weeks in the NICU.  Here is a picture then and now. 




Happy 15th Birthday, Mackenzie!

Check back next week for post about what I learned through Mackenzie's birth.

What does it mean to be "in Christ?"

For 2017, the phrase I am focusing on is "in Christ."  Each week, I will post 1 verse that includes the phrase "in Christ". I look forward to growing in understanding of what it means to be "in Christ."
24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen. (1 Corinthians 16:24)

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. 
The faith that saves you is the faith that sustains you because it is in the same object. @Byronyawn Cheer up-you're a lot worse than you think you are & cheer up-God's Grace is a lot bigger than you think it is-Jack Miller via @DRStevewBrown How do our passions for God grow? Not by being told that they're supposed to grow, but by marveling at what God has done for us. @jdgreear All we needed when we first came to Jesus was his grace & Grace is all we need to grow in Christ. Grace liberates us. @JudWilhite If, when we speak the word gospel, we mean anything other than or less than the person and work of Jesus, we need an adjustment. @ScottyWardSmith What kind of reputation should a church have? One where people sneak in "to spy out ou…

Gospel Playlist

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This is a new feature replacing "Playing on the Radio", but will be similar because it will include music.  I will be sharing songs from my "Gospel Playlist" on my phone.

The gospel is good news.  It reminds us what Christ has DONE for us.  As I share, I hope it will be an encouragement to you today. 

Song today is: At the Cross by Chris Tomlin

Thursday Pictures

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New Book Friday

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You are the Body

“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it" (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Wednesday Hike

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Names of God: Rabbi

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. Rabbi
Rabbi means teacher.
38Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” (John 1:38)
What it reminds me?  Jesus teaches us.  As a lifelong learner, I am excited to learn more about Jesus each and every day.  I love discovering how deep the gospel is.  I am thankful that Jesus reveals and teaches who He is. What a great God that wants His people to know Him.

Tuesday Pictures

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What does it mean to be "in Christ"?

For 2017, the phrase I am focusing on is "in Christ."  Each week, I will post 1 verse that includes the phrase "in Christ". I look forward to growing in understanding of what it means to be "in Christ."
20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:20-22)

Monday Pictures

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Sunday Pictures

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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. 
Many have never made the turn in their understanding from God as just Judge to Heavenly Father. @mattchandler74 Because you believe God has first loved you, your love for him will flow more and more naturally. @jdgreear The reason it's called the fruit of the Spirit, is because the Spirit that dwells inside the believer produces it. @MJDadof5 Discipleship starts with gospel realities and then moves to life transforming realities. @Ryan_haskins Genuine renewal only comes when we realize that the church is always drawn to distractions and must always be redirected to Christ. @MichaelHorton_ Jesus saying "Be perfect" isn't telling you to try harder. It's to make you finally despair of yourself and look to his perfection for you. @AaronBublit…

Phoenix, Here We Come

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Yesterday and today, 28 people from Hesston MB Church in Kansas are headed to Phoenix to partner with Axiom, a church plant from the Mennonite Brethren Conference.  We have had a connection with this church for a few years in various ways.  We look forward to this time as we worship, serve, learn, and grow together.  Here are a few pictures of the sites in Phoenix:







Check back here throughout the week for pictures from our mission trip.