Retro One Thing 03/26/2013

Matthew 26:31-35 (NASB) 31 Then Jesus *said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’ 32 But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 33 But […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Retro One Thing 10/23/2012

As I’ve contemplated the beauty realm of God that we are invited up to every time we pray, I’ve begun to realize this is going to be an eternal search and discovery. One of the fascinating realities before the Throne is a mighty expanse, something like a sea of glass, like crystal, the color of […]

Retro One Thing 10/24/2012

Yesterday, we were talking about our prayer life, I call it my footstool time, where we are on the transparent sea of sapphire crystal, that is mixed with fire, before the throne of God, beholding His beauty. How many times have you longed to be yourself before someone, but were so afraid of rejection, you […]

Retro One Thing 09/24/2012

Rev. 4:1-2 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” 2 Immediately I was in the Spirit; […]

Retro One Thing 08/16/2012

Others have said that identity is bestowed. This is so very true. We draw our identity from outside of ourselves. This is true about us because we are created to be relational. We are created to and for love, and therefore our identity is formed in significant relationships. We are especially impacted by important people […]

Retro One Thing 07/23/2012

I have been thinking about Mary Magdelene’s initial encounter with Jesus and how it changed her life forever. If you remember from Luke 7 Jesus is having dinner at one of the Pharisee’s house. At some point Mary the prostitute comes into the Pharisee’s house and begins to weep in the presence of Jesus, and […]