Identity in Christ

Identity in the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus.

Jesus, first identified with us.  Man could not spiritually redeem himself by reformation or by following the rules.  Mankind is innately a sinner in great need of a redeemer.  The Redeemer had to come in the same form as our first-ancestor-father Adam.  God provided the only sufficient sacrifice in the Redeemer—His Only Eternal Son.

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Five Simple, Spiritual Things in 2019

When I look back at the younger me, I am horrified at my lack of diligence.  I am not the poster boy for it now, but I have improved some over the years.  My wife has been a great example for me, when she sets her mind to accomplish something, she gets it done.

This time of the year, some folks make New Year’s resolutions that often fall flat by February.  (Oh well, I’ll finish this post later…  Second thought, I better just do it!)  I am not one to set New Year’s resolutions.  I just need to do the simple, spiritual things with diligence.

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Jesus — Born a Man for Men

The world lay in the sway of darkness, sin, and death. Man’s journey from the Garden was marked by a trail of death and tears with each tomb a reminder of every man’s fate. Death reigned in the world by a cruel master, Satan, whose very name meant “Adversary”.  The Hebrew prophets of old had prophesied approximately seven centuries before of a coming Messiah who would save and deliver.

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On Being Thankful

I called an ole friend who had been sick; immediately upon his answering, I asked him, “How are you doing?”  He replied, “I’m above ground and limber!” meaning of course, he was still alive.  There was thankfulness in his voice because whatever lingering pains he may have had, he was nonetheless glad to be alive.  I liked his reply and have borrowed it.

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Journey Update — November 2018

Thanksgiving is just weeks away.  We want to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving as you gather with your family to celebrate and to thank God for all of His blessings.  As Christians, we know that thanksgiving to God is very important.  In Psalms 100:4 (NKJV), it encourages us to, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise, Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.”

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Today is Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day.  Christopher Columbus, certainly, was not a perfect man but he was a tough ole bugger.  He endured a lot of hardships as an explorer and died at the age of 54.  Today he has a lot of critics and his faults are easily found in history.  Whatever opinion you hold good or bad, he was one of many who changed the world.  I admire his courage, his feats of exploration, his seamanship, and his grit.

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