Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 It’s not easy to post when we’re in the middle of teaching, but I wanted to share a brief word about this new adventure together Rebekah … Continue Reading Rest, Reconciliation, and Restoration from the Emerald Isle…
“Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” – Acts 8:37 I love the freshness that comes with a good, long, soaking rain. The air is clear, the plants look stronger, the coating of pollen and dust is washed away; you can just breathe in the sense of … Continue Reading “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”
Newness, the kind of everyday wonder we long to experience, is always possible in the context of embracing the fact that – because of Jesus – we are a new creation, “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!- 1 Corinthians 5:17 What a wonderful Easter at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church! Sunrise (very chilly!), 9:00 Praise, and then an 11:15 crowd so big that this year we had … Continue Reading Joining Jesus in the re-creation business
This morning – and this happens once in a while – I’ve hit a fairly significant writing block. I don’t have any idea about what to write for my “Wake Forest Today” column (due in a couple of hours); I can’t begin to come up with any direction for my FOCUS … Continue Reading your prayers make all the difference
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 If you read this space often you know that I’ve quoted this scripture a lot lately. I think it’s because – for me – the … Continue Reading rooted in Jesus – not tradition
“And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’ And He said, ‘Write, for these words are faithful and true.’” (Revelation 21:5) Yesterday I drove into Raleigh for lunch and conversation with one of my new friends. I love the flexibility that comes with … Continue Reading Life at beyond 100% capacity (“Write, for these words are faithful and true”)
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe on me, even though they die, will live. and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26) Yesterday (Easter Sunday) was – of course – the kind of exciting, vibrant, … Continue Reading Easter: so what? (the 8th day of creation)