7 Aug 2014

Christ, Our Victor1

Scripture describes Christ as a Victor in war, making His captives out to be mere trophies. In Colossians, we learn He “disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.” To disarm means to strip of every weapon. He publicly humiliated His enemies, defeating them and [...]

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16 Jul 2014

Christ is Lord2

Colossians 1:15-20 is a powerful portion of Scripture displaying Christ’s Lordship. Some theologians wonder if Paul was actually quoting an early hymn of praise because of the perfection of its meter and the repetition of its ideas. Regardless, I have found it to be of great comfort to me when life is tossing me around. [...]

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20 Jun 2014

Chocolate Cake vs. The Word2

Paul tells us the Word of Christ is to “richly dwell within us.” As a lyricist and a lover of words, there are certain words I enjoy. Richly is one of them. Here, in Colossians 3, it simply means “abundantly.” Doesn’t richly also sound fulfilling? I imagine a piece of dark chocolate cake . . [...]

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5 May 2014

Classic Rock Prayer1

I was listening to music by the Eagles and realized that I recognize many of their songs, but technically only know one line of each! This inspired a prayer based on song titles from that band or those associated with them at some point. As you read, please recognize the humor and understand this does [...]

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7 Apr 2014

Personal Rights5

Paul was convinced of his own unworthiness. Since he believed he didn’t deserve anything, there was no trial that could shake his joyful confidence in Christ. He trusted in God’s sovereignty over every circumstance. “But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I [...]

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