Transforming Regeneration

The fire destroyed everything: houses, barns, fields, and forest.Gone. Dead. Nothingness. There is nothing left to live for; my life is destroyed.Done. Empty. Nothingness. But God sent rains and sunshine into the nothingness left by the fire;the dying returned their nutrients to the ground in the ashes,and, out of the destruction, new growth appears. My… Read More

Reflecting God: Do others see HIM?

Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 4:2-6

Once you have accepted the invitation of the Gospel message through Jesus Christ, to mature so that my life is reshaped and transformed. I look up to God, and I look outward to those around me. We spent three chapters talking about our theology—what we believe about God and our relationship with him. Now it’s… Read More

Dig into Romans With Me (Week 25-Romans 12:1-2)

Paul packed so much into the first two verses of this chapter that I couldn’t fit any more into my thinking. Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights… Read More