An Inside Out Kingdom

“Be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.” Romans 12:2 (The Message Version) I’m both enamored with and terrified by Jesus’ audacious ethic. His Sermon contains some of the most fetching words ever spoken and at the same time the most unachievable to live under …

Pondering Things Pure

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.” Romans 12:2 (The Message) Paul prescribes a number …

Whose Will Be Done?

I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for a man to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:23  A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way? Proverbs 20:24 Calling ourselves “followers of Jesus” implies he’s going somewhere and we’re going the …