God Our Hero

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:13-14 ESV

There is something built into us that loves the idea of a hero.

Little girls dress up as princesses and wait for prince charming to come and rescue them.

Little boys are infatuated with super heroes. The top blockbuster movies all have a plot line that involves a hero coming to the rescue of a person or people.

We love the story of a hero, whether boy, girl, man, or woman.

Did you know that you are actually part of the greatest story with a hero?

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Jesus Didn’t Die So You Could Have A Better Life

There’s a church building I pass every day on my way to work.

They put out clever sayings on their sign. You know, the kind like: “Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitos?”

Sometimes they’re kind of funny…

…but a few days ago, the message was anything but humorous.

This time, their sign read: “Jesus is the password for a better life.”

Now, at first blush that might not seem like a big deal. In fact, you might be thinking, “Sheesh, lighten up Jordan!”

But it bothers me so much in light of today’s Bible verse. Jesus told his disciples:

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Living in Constant Readiness

Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

Joshua 3:5 ESV

The Israelites are getting ready to cross the Jordan to take on Jericho.

The momentum is building, and the Israelites are under the impression that God is about to perform something great.

But what did Joshua mean by using the word “sanctify?” The word means to “set apart” or “declare holy.”

To live a sanctified life first begins with possessing a legitimate relationship with the Lord.

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By just following rules, we are only practicing religion. Whenever Moses went to speak to the Lord, his face would glow. This glow was apparent to all who were around him. While our faces may not physically glow, our lives should.

It struck me that

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