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What Love Is This?

“What love is this, that You gave Your life for me
And made a way for me to know You
And I confess You’re always enough for me
You’re all I need…”

—Kari Jobe

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.”

(an excerpt from John 3:16-17, The Message)

 

I am always in awe at Your wonderful love that I can’t even measure… such a wonderful love that You’ve chosen me to treasure.

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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Every Second Counts…

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
    so that we may grow in wisdom.”     

— Psalm 90:12 (NLT)

“Your life is God’s gift to you.
What you do with it is your gift to Him.”

 

How are you living your life right now?

 

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Footprints in My Heart

“Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.” — Proverbs 18:24 (MSG)

 

Friends are like families. They are God-given people; undeserved gifts that can only be met by a simple gratitude of sincere love.

Friends who would always be there to pick you up. Always there to back you up. Always there to push you forward. Always there. Always… 

Thank God for them.

 

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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The Sun Always Shines

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
 even there your hand will guide me, 
    your right hand will hold me fast.
 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

Psalms 139:7-12

God is always there – even when life gets rough.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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I Ain’t Good Enough

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:8-10

I love and serve not because I want to be saved.

I love and serve because I am already saved.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Drenched in Grace

“One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner.”

— John Bunyan

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.

We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.

Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing!

No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

(Ephesians 2:1-10, MSG)

Salvation is by works…not ours, but HIS!

“…It’s God’s gift from start to finish!”

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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When God Ran

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16, NLT

All that the Bible talks about in both doctrine and narrative

is the story that focuses in and tells us about how God has actively pursued us.

It is not the story about how we have sought Him.

~paraphrased statement of Dr. David Wells~

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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