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Live!

Still, it’s what GOD had in mind all along, to crush him with pain.

The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin

so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life.

And GOD’s plan will deeply prosper through him.

Isaiah 53:10 The Message

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No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what you’ve done,

GOD bled his heart out for you because He loves you.

And He wants you to live.

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in EXPRESSo

 

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He Started It

Man is not made godly because he chose to love God.

Man can be made godly because God loved him first.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Grace Magnified

“God is none other than the Savior of our wretchedness.So we can only know God well by knowing our iniquities…Those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified him, but have glorified themselves.” 

— Blaise Pascal

One would appreciate God’s grace most after one has accepted his sinfulness first.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Fearless!

 

FEARLESS!

…for the LORD is on my side!

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

 

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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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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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The Whole Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 6:10-11 (ESV)

Life is a battlefield. If we go out to war inadequately equipped and protected, it would be difficult to survive; hence, it is imperative that we as God’s soldiers take up His Whole Armor for us—

The Belt of Truth, The Breastplate of Righteousness, The Shoes of the Gospel of Peace, The Shield of Faith, The Helmet of Salvation and The Sword of the Spirit

…then pray at all times!

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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