Not Who We Used to Be

Not Who We Used to Be

And although you were dead in your offenses and sins, in which you formerly lived…indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest… But God,…made us alive together with Christ. –Ephesians 2:1-5 NET I met...
Not Who We Used to Be

Something New Entirely

  …for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ (who is your life) appears, then you too will be revealed in glory with him. –Colossians 3:3-4 NET Visiting relatives as a child came with a lot of internal ambivalence. I enjoyed...
Not Who We Used to Be

Cleaning Up Our Mess

  And even though you were dead in your transgressions and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he nevertheless made you alive with him, having forgiven all your transgressions. He has destroyed what was against us, a certificate of indebtedness expressed in...
Not Who We Used to Be

A Different Agreement

…‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake that I am about to act, O house of Israel, but for the sake of my holy reputation, which you profaned among the nations where you went.  I will magnify my great name that has been profaned among the...
Contentment in Simplicity

Contentment in Simplicity

Therefore, so that I would not become arrogant, a thorn in the flesh was given to me… [I asked the Lord to take it away three different times.] But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly...