ARCHIVE April, 2011

Created to BE

From before you were born—from the day you were made, God knew who you were CREATED TO BE.    You were not created to be static—like a rock which is acted upon by its environment of rain and ice and the winds of time. You were not created merely to be alive—like the trees or […]

April 30, 2011 in Articles and Devotionals, Chapel Worship/News, Devotionals by

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Real World Gardening–Out of Eden

I sometimes watch ads for products and services and I’m not sure whether to laugh myself silly or be appalled.  It’s going to take more than Miracle products to have a perfect garden like those made for TV.  It’ll take a real miracle: the Second Coming of Christ.  Yes, more than advertized rescue inhalers will […]

April 27, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News, In the Garden by

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O’Reilly on Hell: Pinhead or Patriot?

Normally, I don’t mind Bill O’Reilly.  His No-Spin-Zone has less spin that a Tilt-a-Whirl, but often more ups and downs than a roller coaster.  But last night’s segment talking about a literal hell left me about as nauseous as if I’d been on both for a world record in the same hour program.  I’m thinking […]

April 26, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by


Top Ten Things I Wish Every Jew Knew

Top Ten Things I Wish Every Jew Knew About Christians (Summary Version) Every year at this time, I confront the question “Did the Jews kill Jesus?” and I’m  reminded of the Jewish roots of Christianity.  I’m saddened at the ongoing misunderstanding between many Jewish people and Christians.  If I could speak to the hearts of the Jewish people, […]

April 24, 2011 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals, Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 40–Holy Saturday

Our journey through Lent is completed today.  We began in the desert of preparation, hungering and thirsting for righteousness.  We saw ourselves as sinners, pilgrims desiring to walk upon the Way of Holiness.  We set ourselves apart and raised up valleys and leveled the rough and rugged places of our lives.  As we walked upon […]

April 23, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 39–Good Friday, Victory at the Cross

It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour,  for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed […]

April 22, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 38–Victory through God’s Completed Work

When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). There is a moment of relief and satisfaction at the conclusion of a job well done.  Maybe it’s most notable for those of us with a task-oriented personality, but I wonder if we all have a hard-wired sense about us that is […]

April 21, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 37–Victory through Perfect Humanity

Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty”  (John 19:28). In the fifth in a series of Jesus’ Last Words, we see a beautiful picture of Jesus’ humanity.  As Jesus was dying a very human death upon the Cross, we might be caused […]

April 21, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 36–Victory through Trusting God’s Word

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”– which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 How does a person of reasonable faith deal with Jesus’ Last Words recorded above?  Did God the Father abandon His Son Jesus upon the Cross?  If He […]

April 19, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 35–Victory through Relationship

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Dear woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time […]

April 18, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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