Retro One Thing 02/20/2013

One of the dominate images of the eternal Christ is a ‘Slain Lamb.’ As the eternal Slain Lamb, Jesus reminds us of the tenderness of God’s heart, and the sacrificial and self giving nature of His love. One of the consequences of lingering in the presence of The Lord is that, as we marinate in […]

Retro One Thing 01/26/2013

2Cor. 5:9 Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. The word ‘ambition’ in verse 9 comes from two words. The first word is ‘to love,’ and the second is ‘to honor,’ or ‘price.’ Also, the word pleasing is written in such a way grammatically that […]

One Thing 3/15/17

Col. 3:1-4, Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When […]

Retro One Thing 12/26/2012

Fear is such a false companion. It’s stated goal is self protection, and the protection of those people and things around that you cherish. The problem is, the goal. Fear ever really accomplishes is to put you in harms way. Fear actually exposes you to all kinds of spiritual torment and suffering. Things like, confusion, […]

One Thing 3/13/17

Iv’e often heard people use the phrase “blind faith,” yet as Christians there is nothing blind about our faith. Heb. 11 says that Faith is “substance.” Faith isn’t pretending something is true, and faith doesn’t make anything true; instead, faith happens because something already is true, even if not yet visible to the natural eye. […]

One Thing 3/9/17

Guilt and shame are two different things. Guilt is all about what you’ve done, but Shame goes much deeper because it is all about who you are. Shame involves self-loathing and self rejection. It is all enveloping. When you walk in shame there is a deep sense of disqualification and personal worthlessness. Condemnation carries both […]

Retro One Thing 11/29/2012

1John 3:19-21 We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; These verses tell us a […]

One Thing 3/7/17

John 2:2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus *said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus *said to her, “Woman, what does […]

3/7/17 The Perez Blessing- Reiteration and further Explanation of the Perez Blessing

In Ruth chapter 4 when Boaz made the transaction to redeem Naomi and Ruth and all that belonged to Naomi, the elders and the council around them spoke three blessings over the household of Boaz. The third and final blessing is found in verse 12 The third blessing is at their house would be like […]

One Thing 3/6/17

Hosea 1:2 , When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry from not following after the LORD.” Psa. 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: Thy right hand upholdeth me. Jer. 29:13-14a, You […]