Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Posts Tagged ‘Jesus

Rejoice in the Lord

November 14, 2021

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) Over and over again in the book of Philippians, Paul instructs the church to rejoice in the Lord. We might assume this to be general advice for all Christians, but when we examine the circumstances at Philippi, it makes these statements quite remarkable. […]

Don’t Give Up On Me

October 22, 2021

If I fall short, if I don’t make the grades’If your expectations aren’t met in me today’There is always tomorrow, or tomorrow night’Please, don’t give up on me’ – Solomon Burke Solomon Burke may not be a name you know. He was a contemporary of Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Aretha Franklin but was not […]

Preparing the Way to See Jesus

October 14, 2021

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” […]

The Poetry of God: John 1:1-5

September 27, 2021

“Who, in fact, will ever comprehend ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God?’” – Augustine, Homilies on the Gospel of John I can’t explain a blessed thingNot a fallen star or a feathered wingOr how a man in chains has the strength to singJust one thing is clear to meThere’s […]

Grow in Grace

September 16, 2021

One of the last things Peter commands in his second letter is for us to “grow in the grace…of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). Grace is unmerited favor. It is treating others better than they deserve. This is what Jesus does for us. “While we still were sinners, Christ died for […]

When Culture is King

September 10, 2021

“The chute opens, the bull draws blood, and the gift is accepted by God”– The Killers As the music industry continues to experience changes, I hope the album never goes away because when it is done right, it can be a beautiful work of art. Pressure Machine, the new album by The Killers, is an […]

Who Is Jesus?

May 11, 2021

Who is Jesus? This is the most important question a person can answer. How we answer this question will determine the kind of life we live. It will determine who we become and the eternal outcome of our lives. Is Jesus someone I can ignore?  Is he someone I only think about once or twice […]

Finding Contentment

April 6, 2021

“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do […]

A Hope That Changes Everything

April 1, 2021

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3) “But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no […]

Mercy Now

March 7, 2021

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” (Matt. 5:7) “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” (Matt. 9:13) “[The merciful] share in other people’s need, debasement, and guilt. They have an irresistible love for the lowly, the sick, for those who are in misery, for those who are demeaned […]