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Monthly Archives: March, 2015

Easter Devotional – March 18th

Undisputed, by definition: without meaningful opposition, no doubts, no questions, no challengers. As Easter approaches we celebrate the undisputed. You see, we know one thing for fact, Jesus came on a mission. He came to fight, not for his own life, but for your life. He came not to judge, but to save. He knew, in His fight he would be battered and bruised, yet he would continue. And ultimately He would be killed, yet somehow… he would endure. Isaiah 53:5 tells us, “But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.” As joyous as this time of year is, we must remember that each punch, lash, and every drop of blood that was spilled, was for you and me. Yet, we know that three days later he arose as OUR UNDISPUTED CHAMPION. Around here, we celebrate the truth, our champion has no meaningful opposition and without question… Jesus is UNDISPUTED.

Easter Devotional – March 9th

Easter is an incredible time, however, as I sit here and work through trying to describe it, I find myself speechless. One verse continues to pop out in my mind, Ephesians 3:19. In this verse, Paul is praying over the Church. He writes, “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” I feel like Paul here, because I don’t understand the love of Christ. In one version it describes it as ‘surpassing knowledge or understanding’. I love the thought our human minds cannot comprehend the complete love of God. However, Paul didn’t say, “You don’t understand it, so you can’t experience it.” He said may you experience it, even though you will never fully understand or comprehend it. He doesn’t just stop there, he knows that this love will bring fullness and completion in our life. I remember that old image, everyone has a Christ size hole in their heart. Many try and fill it with things of this world to find completion, yet to no avail. Jesus is the only thing that will bring completion and fullness in our lives. That is what Easter is about, His love is UNDISPUTED… His fullness is UNDISPUTED… Jesus came so we could be full, not in ourselves, but in Him. So, I pray the same prayer for you as Paul did all those years ago, “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so incredible you cannot understand it, it is the only thing will bring completion and fullness in your life.”

Easter Devotional – March 4th

As we enter into the Easter season and celebrate the greatest event in the history of the world, may we truly understand what Jesus Christ did for us. The name Christ is based on the Greek title “Christos or “Anointed One.” Jesus is the anointed King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The prophet Isaiah declares that He is the ruler of all. I want to paint a clear picture for you to understand that we are talking about the Son of God, who sits on the throne in Heaven. Jesus in all of His glory, laid down His life for you and me.  John 15:13 tells us, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” We are talking about the ultimate love. The King of Kings loved us so much that He was beaten, mocked, ridiculed, and ultimately killed for you and me. The measure of God’s love for us is shown by the degree of his sacrifice in saving us from the penalty of our sin. That old hymn keeps echoing in my head, “The love of God how rich and pure, how measureless and strong.” As Easter approaches, may we remember and celebrate this incomprehensible love. His LOVE for us is UNDISPUTED. There is no challenger to the heights and depths of His love. My prayer today is that no matter our situation, we can cling to the knowledge that Jesus Christ reigns supreme. Yet, He came to this earth and loved us so much, that He laid His life down for you and me.



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