The Kingdom of God is Here Among Us

Apr 17, 2023

4.17.23            The Kingdom of God is Here Among Us   Jesus states clearly in Luke 17:21 that “the kingdom of God in in your midst” (NIV), is “within you”(KJV), is ”in the midst of you” (RSV), and “is already among you”(The Message). I believe that He is really saying that we are living in the […]

God Made Human Beings In His Image

Feb 20, 2023

2.20.23   In Genesis 1:26-7, at the end of the Creation Story, God said, “Let us make mankind in our image in our likeness….So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” He created us all in His image, that is, every […]

Are We Living in the World or in the Kingdom of God

Jan 16, 2023

              How am I, how are we, to know that we’re living in God’s kingdom, but not in this world? Here are some ways to recognize where we are spending our time. First, do you have a spiritual practice that you do daily for more than 30 minutes? Does it include any quiet time, […]

The Kingdom of God

May 30, 2022

  Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is “already among you”(Luke 17:21 NLT), and “within you“(Luke 17:21 KJV). On Pentecost He filled the disciples with the Holy Spirit so that whatever they said could be understood by everyone around them regardless of the language they spoke(Acts 2: 1-12). WE are called to love God […]

The Two Realms We Live IN

Sep 16, 2019

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is unseen is eternal” 2 Cor 4:18       We are caught between two realms, the world/ the culture we live in, and God’s kingdom. Until the day we die, as long as we live in this […]

The Christ Child is Born!

Dec 24, 2018

And here we are, on the eve of Christ’s birth in this world, of his coming again to us, of his gifts of peace, joy, love and patience, of love and forgiveness. Tonight we will celebrate His birth in the manger, welcoming the new baby into this world. And we will welcome Him into our […]

Walking In His Presence

Oct 10, 2018

“Hush, hush, somebody’s calling my name                                      Sounds like Jesus. Somebody’s calling my name.”   Walking step by step in Jesus’ presence through this precious Advent time, may we behold the Christ Child as He steps into our lives, into our minds, into our hearts and bodies. For there is nowhere that Christ isn’t. But […]

Appreciation and Love

Jul 23, 2018

“I love everyone, but I don’t have to like them,” I overheard these words of a fellow member of a church I belonged to a few years ago. I was shocked! How can we love someone without liking them? We use the word love so much, and liking, too, that I think we skip over […]

Blessed Are The Peacemakers…

Jul 02, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.”  If Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace [foretold in Isaiah 9:6], then to follow Him means we are at peace with all that He was and taught, that we are at peace with ourselves and with everyone else. There are […]

In This World, But Not of This World

Apr 16, 2018

[based on Romans 12:2] To live in the world and not be of the world is not something we can claim because we believe in Jesus Christ. It is a step-by-step dismantling of the world’s influence in our lives. It is taking the bias of the world out of our own thinking. It is giving […]