Some say he was an outlaw, that he roamed across the land,
With a band of unschooled ruffians and few old fishermen,
No one knew just where he came from, or exactly what he’d done,
But they said it must be something bad that kept him on the run.
Some say he was a poet, that he’d stand upon the hill
That his voice could calm an angry crowd and make the waves stand still
That he spoke in many parables that few could understand
But the people sat for hours just to listen to this man.
Some say a politician who spoke of being free,
He was followed by the masses on the shores of Galilee,
He spoke out against corruption and he bowed to no decree,
And they feared his strength and power so they nailed him to a tree.
Some say he was a sorcerer, a man of mystery,
He could walk upon the water, he could make a blind man see,
That he conjured wine at weddings and did tricks with fish and bread,
That he talked of being born again and raised people from the dead.
Some say he was the Son of God, a man above all men,
That he came to be a servant and to set us free from sin,
And that’s who I believe he is cause that’s what I believe,
And I think we should get ready cause it’s time for us to leave.
New segment starting today! I’m looking to highlight a song each Sunday. You can give me input for the upcoming Sunday. Who knows your suggestion might be the next one.
Excellent read! I’ve known Randy for many years, love his heaet and humor.
DJ: “What religion are we?”
Roseanne: “We’re basically just good people.”
Dan: “Yeah, but we’re non-practising.”
Do you ever find discouragement in realizing those dreams you had and those goals you made aren’t becoming a reality?
One Christmas season, Randy Bohlender, author of “Jesus Killed My Church” found himself feeling this way. He describes his countenance as one whose “needle of the soul-o-meter was dipping left.”
He cried out to God, “I’m not happy with what I’ve done this year!” The whispering response he heard back is life-changing.
“I know you’re not happy with what you’ve done this year… but what do you think about what I’ve done?”
We may not do all that we desire. In our own eyes, we may even fail miserably. But there is one thing we can absolutely believe in… God has done, and will continue to do all that He…
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“We reduce the Gospel to just a message of heaven and hell. Here is your ticket to get in and a way to avoid hell. The good news is first of all not that there is a heaven to go to or a hell to avoid. The good news first of all is that God left heaven to be with you right now. The implications of the gospel is not first of all for some future event. God wants you to understand the implications of what he has done for you in this present moment. ”
We have historically looked at heaven as our end point our destination… God came down to meet us here and now. He is found in me. He is in mankind waiting for each of us to discover the destination is Him (in Him). God has come to bring wholeness and fullness here and now.
2 Corinthians 3:18
The days of window-shopping are over! In him every face is unveiled. In gazing with wonder at the blueprint likeness of God displayed in human form we suddenly realize that we are looking at ourselves! Every feature of his image is mirrored in us! This is the most radical transformation engineered by the Spirit of the Lord; we are lead from an inferior mind-set to the revealed endorsement of our authentic identity. Mankind is his glory!
A mirror sees the current reflection, not a past or future image. In verse 18 it says he sees us and we see us. They are the same image! He paid for our sins and to him it is gone cast faraway never to be seen again. He sees me forgiven, whole, and perfect (NOW!)