Posted by Mark on May 21, 2015 | 0 comments
Peace with God through Jesus’ sacrifice and act of forgiveness. This is an amazing thing to me – my identity is one of peace and rest in the presence of God himself!
Ephesians 2:1-5 reminds us of this incredible gift of identity:
Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the...
Posted by Mark on May 6, 2015 | 0 comments
I am a janitor at a local high school. The other night I was cleaning the girls restroom. As I was emptying the feminine hygiene boxes, I came across the wrappings of someone’s lunch: orange juice, container of raspberries, foil wrapper from a sandwich. Seeing this I stopped and prayed. I also found myself asking: “What would cause someone to hide in the restroom and eat a...
Posted by Mark on Apr 28, 2015 | 0 comments
Right with God. I think the best way to understand this truth about your identity is to ask a puppet. Check out this clip:
Through Jesus’ act of forgiveness on the cross, your label has been changed.
In Christ you have been made right with God!
Here is a PDF to help remind you that you have a new label… You have been made RIGHT WITH GOD!
Spiritual Caffeine – Identity in...
Posted by Mark on Apr 24, 2015 | 0 comments
TURKEY! Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you and praying for you.
Yup, about two years ago it all started with a small group of middle school girls. They wanted a fun way to remember and live out Philippians 1:3. To pray for and encourage the people God brought to mind. After saying a quick prayer, they would send a text – TURKEY! It was their way to let each other know they were...
Posted by Mark on Apr 21, 2015 | 0 comments
John chapter one is such an amazing chapter. It is jam packed with pictures of who Jesus is. Jesus is God himself. He is eternal. He is the Word. He created everything. He gives life and light – hope. God lived among us! He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. I have to stop this is just too amazing!
In the middle of this incredible picture of who Jesus really is, there...
Posted by Mark on Apr 14, 2015 | 0 comments
Who are you? Well, your identity is anchored in God himself and what Christ did for you on the cross. The Bible is packed with statements – reminders of who you are because of what God has done for you. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). That’s right…you are a new...