“He’s not a baby in a manger anymore!
He’s not a broken man on a cross!
He didn’t stay…in the grave…
And He’s not staying in heaven forever!

He’s alive!
He’s alive!
He’s alive!
He’s alive!

I can hear the rhythm of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
I can hear the rhythm of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!”
~Misty Edwards~

“…One who has become a Priest not on the basis of a regulation as to His ancestry but on the basis of the power of an INDESTRUCTIBLE LIFE.” (Hebrews 7:16)

ETERNAL LIFE is not merely existence with no end — it is an indestructible reality that cannot be ended or compromised by anything, including death, darkness or time. And His RESURRECTION is our invitation into this AMAZING LIFE!!!

Here’s a meditation on the Last Supper that I made.  It includes scripture and classical art.  Be blessed.

Here’s a very short video illustration I created for Easter.  Hope it blesses you.

Every serious Jesus-follower should read through the entire Bible at least once.  Otherwise, you don’t really know what you signed up for.  And you end up taking a lot of other people’s word for what God wrote and who He is. 

We talk a lot about RELATIONSHIP vs RELIGION and how “religion” is bad…and yet it’s easy to let others spoon-feed us and to fool ourselves into thinking second-hand knowledge (religion!) is enough – but a real, living relationship takes work.

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“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith…”
(1 Timothy 4:1)

There is a book called KINGDOMS IN CONFLICT by Chuck Colson.  Among other things, it chronicles the rise of the Nazis in pre-World War 2 Germany.  It seems hard to imagine that the Church could be so uncaring, as so many bad things were being done to the Jews by their government and culture.  But this attitude of the Church did not happen overnight.  Little bit by little bit, the political and cultural machine put pressure on Christians, every day.  It never let up.  Every week there where a few more things that Christians had to either take a stand against, or decide to merely co-exist and get along.  And the more that a person went with the flow, the harder it was the next day to break out of that momentum.

I am not saying that we should be confrontational jerks who needlessly create controversy. But for most of us, that is not a problem anyway. Most Christians in America tend to err on the side of passivity and avoiding any real conflict. The media likes to point out the militant, insensitive few, but that is a very skewed, misleading presentation of the average Christian. But we are called to lovingly, persistently invade the culture and communities around us and make a difference. And that cannot happen if we are the same as everyone around us.

That is why, everyday, we must re-connect with Jesus and the truth of the Bible and the call to the Great Commission – and the call to die to ourselves and to the world system, and to follow Him.  Because if we don’t, our end will be no different than the world’s.

“Come out of her [Babylon], my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;” (Revelation 18:4)

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:12)

Indifference is spiritual entropy.  It is the heat death of the heart (to use a physics term).  And the best way to overcome it is to PURSUE MORE FIRE!!!

Jesus said we are to abide in Him — in other words, to stay or live in Him — not to be occasional visitors, but to pay the price for ongoing intimacy.  And this is the only way we will be able to survive spiritually in the days to come.  But for those who are willing to “dwell in the secret place of the Most High”, the burning glory of His Presence will be more than enough to overcome all obstacles that the world and the enemy can throw at them.

“His eyes are like a flame of fire…” (Revelation 19:12)