Easter Is About Removing Stones

April 14, 2014

Is God dead? That’s the question debated in the new movie, God’s Not Dead. If you haven’t seen it, you can view the movie trailer here. People may answer that positively or negatively, strangely enough, according to their past or present experiences with a living God.

The debate is not a new one. For centuries people have chosen to believe or disbelieve in a God who not only rules the Universe, but One who offers a personal, loving relationship with the ones He created.

After viewing the movie–and I do recommend you see it–I think our capacity to believe may have to do with stones. Ones like the massive stone in front of Jesus’ tomb. That’s why I decided to share this post again with you this Easter. I hope it challenges you–and helps you find freedom to believe. And before you leave today, read to the end and think about joining me below in a powerful Easter Declaration! Read more

A Picture of God’s Mercy

March 31, 2014

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We’ve all heard definitions of God’s mercy. None of them can describe that attribute of God adequately. Here’s a truth that might give us a small picture of God’s mercy.

God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever. He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins (Psalm 103:8-12 MSG)

Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah (Ephesians 2:4-6 MSG).

What About You?

How would you define mercy? What’s your favorite Bible verse that describes God’s mercy?

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LOVE IS SOMETHING YOU ARE

March 3, 2014

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Love is not just something you do; love is something you are. It is often premeditated, sometimes spontaneous, and always unselfish. Read more

Five Ways to Make Hard Times Better

January 20, 2014

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When the “winters” of our lives descend, leaving a trail of destruction and hard times to endure, how do we deal with it? No matter who you are: parent, grandparent, single or senior,  writer or teacher, blue collar or white collar, here are five ways to make hard times better: Read more

Book Reviews and Book Giveaways

January 6, 2014

I’m starting out a new year of blogs with not one, but two book reviews and giveaways: a fiction and non-fiction book. I think you’ll enjoy both of these books. I did. Read on to see how to enter the book giveaway for these books.I’m starting out a new year of blogs with not one, but two book reviews and giveaways: a fiction and non-fiction book. I think you’ll enjoy both of these books. I did. Read on to see how to enter these book giveaways. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 25

December 25, 2013

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-25This is the 25th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly blogs after Christmas).

Day – 25 King of Kings and Lord of Lords

 

KING OF KINGS    ROSE OF SHARON   BLESSED CONTROLLER    TEACHER    JESUS   ALPHA  AND OMEGA     MASTER 

THE CHRIST   SON OF  GOD   THE VINE   THE WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE   SAVIOUR   GOOD SHEPHERD    SON OF GOD

 LORD OF LORDS    WONDERFUL COUNSELOR    MIGHTY GOD    EVERLASTING FATHER     PRINCE OF PEACE     I AM

Jesus, all authority and power has been given to You by Your Father. And one day we will share Your glory and inherit all the throne privileges of Your royal throne forever. Even now, as we approach Your throne day or night, You will welcome our request. One day, every knee will bow and every tongue will delight in confessing You as King of kings and Lord of lords. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 24

December 24, 2013

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This is the 24th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Messiah. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly blogs after Christmas).

Day 24 – Messiah

Lord, some people are still waiting for Your arrival the first time. They wanted a king, not a servant. They wanted relief, not true freedom. They wanted recognition, not relationship. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 23

December 23, 2013

 

http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/25-christmas-prayers-day-23This is the 23nd in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Light of the World. I hope these simple prayer blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly blogs after Christmas).

 

Day 23 – Light of the World

Jesus, how many times have we stumbled through the dark in the middle of the night trying to find our own way? Why would we choose to go through life the same way? You are the Light of the World, shining in the darkness. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 22

December 22, 2013

 

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This is the 22nd in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is God, the One and Only. I hope these blogs will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll return to my regular, weekly blogs after Christmas).

Day 22 – God, The One and Only

Jesus, we experience many kinds of love in our lifetime—love for our parents, our children, our close friends, our mate, and even the unloved and needy. But there is only one love like Yours. Read more

25 Christmas Prayers – Day 20

December 20, 2013

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This is the 20th in a series of daily Christmas blogs: 25 Christmas Prayers celebrating the names of our precious Lord. Featured today is Jehovah Mekoddishkem, The Lord Sanctifies You. I hope these simple prayers will enrich your Christmas season and draw you close to the One who is the true reason for Christmas. (I’ll be returning to my regular, weekly posts after Christmas).

Day 20 – Jehovah Mekoddishkem, The Lord Sanctifies You

Lord, all of our straining to be perfect will profit us nothing. It’s impossible for us to keep every one of Your laws. Read more

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