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Antidote

I do not understand the things I do. I do not do what I want to do, and I do the things I hate.
I really love God in my heart but there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.

Oh, what a miserable person I am!
Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death?

— Romans 7:15,22-24 NLT

The Only answer will find you.

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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in EXPRESSo

 

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What You Most Desire

What do you desire the most?

Is it fame, fortune, wealth, or  love?

If your answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Then, my friend, you are missing life.

LIFE without CHRIST is NO LIFE at all.

 CHRIST should be the one you desire the most.

The MOST not the least.

“…I came so they might have life, a great full life. For I am the only way, the truth, and the life!”  

— Jesus Christ —

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Starring: I AM

“God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.'”

Exodus 3:14a NIV

It is not just that God does but that He is.

Not just that He loves but that He is love.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Dunamis

       In 1866 Alfred Nobel invented an explosive made of nitroglycerin absorbed in a porous material. It was by far the most powerful explosive that had so far been invented.

      When Nobel and his friends saw what his invention could do, and had to decide on a name, they sought for the strongest possible word for power–in any language. The word they finally chose was the Greek word “dunamis”, from which our word dynamite is derived.

      This word, in Greek also the strongest word for power, is used again and again in the New Testament for the power of Christ, the Gospel and the Christian life.

— Paul Lee Tan ({4536}, “Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations”)

       

Philip Yancey grasped the very essence of why dunamis was used for Christ when he affirmed that “no one who meets Jesus ever stays the same.” For the strongest power one could ever imagine belongs to the One who created it. 

“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.

Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

(Ephesians 3:16-19, NLT)
 
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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Stop Punishing Yourself

Have you ever had a feeling when it seems like God is very distant to you? How many times do you punish yourself by striving hard just to get a clear conscience out of your iniquities that cut His heart so deeply? And for you to push away all the guilty feeling and at the same time, the feelings of hurt, pain, and fears, you try to extend all your efforts by becoming “good” and “holy” with all your might. You begin by trying to prove that you are now a changed man after you repented and perhaps, it’s as if you start to believe unconsciously, reality speaking, that all of your “righteous practices” could wipe away the madness that He has against you. But in the end, you still feel that all your efforts will never be enough.

Perhaps, one of the reasons why we react and rationalize just like that is because our love tends to be conditional. We pattern our relationship with the Lord with the kind of relationship we have with our fellow men.

Nevertheless, I think, this is the time to draw a line from here. We have to understand that God looks at us, differently; far more different compared to how humans look at us. He always extends unconditional love despite our flaws, stubbornness, and hypocrisy. We don’t have to prove anything; He knows us inside and out. All we have to do is to pause for a while and listen as He says, “Son, I think you should cease striving by now and start to understand that I am God. I love you despite your imperfections. I am not mad at you anymore.”

“If we finally realize that God is not mad at us anymore, that’s the only time we’ll go for love and growth.” —Henry Cloud

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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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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Savior’s Embrace

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”

—Augustine of Hippo

Real Serenity can only be found in our Risen Savior. 

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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