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When Jesus Doesn't Feel Like Enough

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   Do you ever feel as though Jesus is not enough? I know I have.     I don’t know what your circumstances are, but I know that we all have circumstances that we believe are outside of the Lord’s reach.  Maybe you have lost a loved one and you feel the ache of death.  Maybe you have lost a relationship/ friendship with a person you just knew was the other half of you. Maybe you have lost a child, in the womb or after birth.  Maybe you are a single parent struggling to get through life on your own. There seem to be times when our hearts are so broken that we feel as though we will never be whole again.  I could go on and on about circumstances that leave us feeling alone and abandoned by the Lord My soul melts with sorrow;   strengthen me according to Your word.     Psalm   119:28   We hear that Jesus is all we need, but we struggle to believe it.  We try to find him but can’t seem to lay hands on him.  We cry out from the depths of our hearts, searching and needing to cling to somethin

The Power of The Holy Spirit

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Friends, my confession to you is this:   To know who our Triune God will take more than a lifetime to learn. This series,  The Character of God ,  The Love of Christ ,  and The Power of The Holy Spirit is only a brief picture of our Triune God.  Our Godhead is far more than my words could ever describe to you.  My greatest hope in this is to give you an introduction, or a new perspective of who our Triune God is.  He is Father, He is Savior, He is Helper.    It is tempting to start out telling you about all the reasons I love the Holy Spirit.  This is not about me though; this is about Him and who he is.     Each person of the Godhead has a unique quality about them in regard to who they are, even though they are of one person.  The Holy Spirit is different than the Father and Jesus because He is Spirit that not only surrounds us but has the ability to live within us. Scripture tells us in several places that those who accept Christ will be given the Holy Spirit.  (Romans 8:11, 1 Corin

The Love of Christ

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Jesus. There are so many facets of Jesus, it would take a lifetime to unpack them all.  Here are some of the ways that we know him though. He is the Son of God, the Bridegroom, Savior,  our Advocate, our High Priest.  We know him as the Author and Perfecter of our faith.  The thing I hear more than anything about Jesus is that he is love.  The part people sometimes do not understand is just how sacrificial his love is.  We should know how costly this sacrificial love is.  It is easy to say, "Jesus died for you", but how many people really know what that means and why that was necessary?  This certainly is not going to be one of those "feel good" posts that you are going to share as a way of encouraging others.  This is the smallest glimpse of the hard truth of sacrifice and why it was needed.  We will never understand the love of Christ until we understand the sacrifice of Christ.  Will you step back with me into the Old Testament and take a peek into what is going