Posts Tagged with "Holy Spirit"

How’s Your Garden?

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Hey there! Please join me in thanksgiving and praise for two joyous anniversaries this week: Two years since we came home to New Jersey and found a new home with the people at First Reformed Church of Saddle Brook; and the first anniversary of my radio show Walk With Me. For all your love, prayers […]

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Upside Down, Inside Out

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Upside down? Inside out? Sounds like a description for things being off or wrong, right? Maybe not… So Jesus gathers his disciples together for a pre-game talk. They’ve gathered on the mountain near him but in the visible background are people who needed him and who had just been healed by him. Basically Jesus is […]

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Heart Portrait

Saturday, October 29, 2011

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As you may know, my family’s cardiac history is not great. So my alarmed primary care doctor sent me to a cardiologist. After the consultation, even the cardiologist was concerned – wanting to make sure I am not a “time bomb”. So they decided to do an immediate echocardiogram – taking pictures of my heart. […]

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Something’s Missing

Thursday, August 4, 2011

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I thought about it when I caught the final hour or so of the film, The Shawshank Redemption last week. Red is in prison and meets Andy, who functions as a Christ figure. Red’s encounter with Andy is life-changing, life-saving really. Andy, who was wrongly convicted, escapes prison and tells Red that if and when […]

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Where You Belong

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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Come with me for a few minutes…I want to take you on a brief tour…   It’s a tour of the inside of my church.   At the front of the church is a cross. You know, it’s only because of the Jesus’s work on the cross that we became reconciled or “back together” with […]

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Refuge

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Psalm 46:1-3 Refuge “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.” Psalm 46:1-3 Looking at the photos and […]

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Pure

Friday, February 18, 2011

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“The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not going back on that. Is it not clear that to go back to that old rule-keeping, peer-pleasing religion would be an abandonment of everything […]

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One Bread, One Body

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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Remix of Sunday’s Sermon Sharing… Sharing Communion is one of the most powerful and meaningful experiences for Christians. The language, the theology, the unity, the presence of the Spirit, the tastes, the music – for a few moments, it often does feel transcendent and “heavenly” – as it should. But as you know sometimes we […]

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What If…

Friday, January 21, 2011

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What If…   What if…we started each day with the prayer and thought, “Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God”? What if…we really let go of our sins and remembered them no more – just like God after we confess them? What if…we gave faith and/or a […]

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Proof

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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So one Sunday just before worship started, this church member named Barb came up to me and stopped me. And she joyfully said, “Christopher! I was reading my Bible last night. While I was reading, I came across this verse and I thought of you…You’re our letter!!” I thanked her and then looked at the […]

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