the Gospel changes everything

thegospelchangeseverythingWhat is the Gospel and what happens to our lives when we are interacting with the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ every day?

It changes everything. 

Our minds, hearts, attitudes, and actions shift from self, sin and religion, to God, freedom and mission. And this only begins on the day we surrender our lives to Christ.

I once thought the Gospel was just the starting place for a Christian, and churches that focused too much on it were not spurring us on to maturity in Christ. I couldn’t have been more wrong and immature. Continue reading “the Gospel changes everything”

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when our identity is in Christ {we champion each other}

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You know that feeling that creeps up after you talk with someone who loves to do something that you dread doing? You see the joy in their eyes, and when they just can’t stop talking about it, or posting about it online, this difference becomes solidified in your mind. And what do we do with that feeling right there? We have options: We can be jealous. We can shame ourselves for not being gifted at it. We can be indifferent. We can champion them. It is difficult to watch someone do something well that we’re not wired to do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Continue reading “when our identity is in Christ {we champion each other}”

restoration art {His love perfected in us}

res·to·ra·tion

noun \ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən\

: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.

: the act of bringing back something that existed before

: the act of returning something that was stolen or taken

God is in the business of restoration, of making broken things new again, and when I say restoration, I don’t mean on a gorgeous historical home, I mean He does this with us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation, the old has passed away; behold the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Renovation projects have become quite the trend in recent years, from fixing up old furniture to entire homes, our culture has caught on to the beauty of redemption. Continue reading “restoration art {His love perfected in us}”