Prayer Note #44 — Longings

    Lord Jesus, you are King and Lord.  There is life nowhere except in you.  Apart from you is the abyss, the nightmare, the acid fog that corrodes my flesh and my spirit and my life itself. In you, Good Savior, is freshness.  In you is soothing sunshine and richness and life overflowing.  In … Continue reading Prayer Note #44 — Longings

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Sermon #38–Our God of Power: Jesus, Man of Power–Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 10:34-43

“Our Lord is eternally the Son of God, but though he was the Son of God, in order to do his work as the Messiah in the likeness of man, in the form of a servant, he needed this ‘baptism’ with the Spirit. . . . In the power of the Spirit he was enabled.  … Continue reading Sermon #38–Our God of Power: Jesus, Man of Power–Philippians 2:5-11; Acts 10:34-43

Sermon #37 — Our God of Power: Redeeming a People to Himself — Exodus 3:1-12

“I am convinced that the Christian life becomes a truly exciting adventure only when God is free to break into our days at any moment, just as he did in the case of ordinary, rank-and-file believer[s] [throughout the Bible], providing us with a special ministry assignment, calling for us to speak and act prophetically toward … Continue reading Sermon #37 — Our God of Power: Redeeming a People to Himself — Exodus 3:1-12

Sermon #36 — Our God of Power: Creation — Colossians 1:15-20

“…theological realism: the simple, basic belief that God is that ultimate reality out of which all physical realities around us derive their existence, and that his real presence is immediately accessible to his people.”  Gary Tyra, The Holy Spirit in Mission, p. 112 There is no moment, no place, no aspect of the created order … Continue reading Sermon #36 — Our God of Power: Creation — Colossians 1:15-20