God called us out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

But you are not like that (people who reject God), for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as …

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Simply saying “YES!” to the invitation

For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. - 2 Corinthians 1:20 This is a busy week. Among everything that's happening (including some construction at the house, three important articles I'm in the middle of …

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an argument against “warm and serve” Christianity

From the very first day, we were there, taking it all in—we heard it with our own ears, saw it with our own eyes, verified it with our own hands. The Word of Life appeared right before our eyes; we saw it happen! And now we’re telling you in most sober prose that what we …

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and the flesh became words (people of the word)

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. (John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’”) From his …

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“The Media” and us: do you have beautiful feet?

 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the …

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“let your conversation be gracious and attractive…”

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Pray for us, too, that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison. Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. Live wisely …

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Carpe Everything

"This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him. If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not …

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for they shall see God… Advent day-20

This - if you hadn't figured it out for yourselves - is what's known as an "angel in training." Notice the leading edge of a sparkly wing, the angel robes, and - of course - the pink angel booties, along with the special anti-glare angel glasses designed to protect the young seraph from her own …

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Decorating from the heart: Advent Day 4

“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” - Luke 2:29-32 Yes, we have a beautiful home; yes, …

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Two Prayers (and a small miracle) for Monday Morning

Yesterday was a powerful day at WFPC. I need to wait another 24-hours before I write about some of it, but this morning I can share one story and a couple of prayers. (The above view of the congregation - and the next - comprise a unique perspective for me. I was helping lead worship and …

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