From the monthly archives:

October 2010

What’s weird?

by Lon on October 26, 2010

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John 12:1-11

by Lon on October 26, 2010

Continuing our journey through the gospel of john

1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him.

3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.”

6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “ It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial.

8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”
9 Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.10 So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,

11 for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and putting their faith in him.

What would it be like hanging out with someone who was once dead?

If Jesus came to your home today, how would you respond?  what would you offer him?

Do you love the Cause of Christ or Christ himself more?  are the two separable?

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Sound Ministry

by admin on October 21, 2010

Sound Ministry is back in 2010 with more of a Prayer and Worship focus than previous events. Expect Intense Intercession & Worship, Dj Led worship, Art, Dance and Creativity to explode at this next event. Come ready to express worship and connect with God in a unique and powerful way in an inspiring old Cathedral decked up with Lighting, Sound and Projection Arrays.

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John 11:45-57

by admin on October 18, 2010

Continuing our journey through John’s Gospel of Jesus

45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him.46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.

47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.
“What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many miraculous signs.

48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.”
49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all!

50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”
51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation,52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.

53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life.

54 Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the Jews. Instead he withdrew to a region near the desert, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.
55 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover.56 They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple area they asked one another, “What do you think? Isn’t he coming to the Feast at all?”

57 But the chief priests and Pharisees had given orders that if anyone found out where Jesus was, he should report it so that they might arrest him.

It’s amazing how God was speaking to Caiaphas long before he encountered Jesus.  Could God be speaking to people in unlikely places – from someone who does not yet follow Jesus today?

Jesus for a period stayed away from the public.  We often think we ought to go big and make a splash – but there are times to continue our work beneath the spotlights and the public eye.  How does this impact what you’re working on or towards today?

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John 11:38-44

by Lon on October 8, 2010

Continuing our journey through the book of John

38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.

39 “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.

42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

Take away the stone.  What ugly putrid parts of your life, your story, or your circumstances have you been covering up?

Could one of the most astounding things about God be that he might want to enter the most foul of places within our hearts?

Is there something dead within you that Jesus wants to summon alive?

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