Church Blog (Page 5)

Church Blog (Page 5)

My Commandment by Jason G. Lutz

My commandment is this: love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12) Easter has come and gone and now we stand in the Holy Light of His resurrection. I pray that each of us will be challenged by the Spirit as we move into Spring and Summer. We are wise to understand that Love, specifically the Love of God, is a consuming Thing; and this consumption desires and works…

An Everlasting Statute by Jason G. Lutz

“This shall be an everlasting statute for you, to make atonement for the children of Israel, for all their sins, once a year.” And he did as the LORD commanded Moses.”Leviticus 16:34 NKJV Holy Week feels like exactly the right time to discuss the book of Leviticus, as Leviticus truly is a beautiful book.  In my opinion, it reveals so much of God’s character and reveals…

For the Sake of Christ by Jason G. Lutz

But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ (Philippians 3:7) We owe a certain debt of gratitude to the Pharisees. They carried the traditions of the Hebrews, they preserved the Scripture, they transmitted the belief in the afterlife (not every Jew of that time believed in entirety with God). Beyond this, their…

The Meaning of Life by Jason G. Lutz

On Sunday afternoon, Jaxson asked me “what is the meaning of life?”. I am certain he was not curious of the answer, instead he most likely heard this question on Disney XD. All the same, it is important to establish foundationally realities when the opportunity arises. What is interesting is how easy the answer came and how simple it really is: “the meaning of life is to…

Consider all your Works by Jason G. Lutz

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. (Psalm 77:12) If a person happens to be interested in health and wellness and pursues readings regarding the subject, her or she will eventually come across writings about the value of meditation. As with most things in popular health and wellness, the body of literature is ambiguous and more often than…

Grasping The Roots by Jason G. Lutz

For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him. (Isaiah 64:4) Our only satisfaction can be found in the Glory and Grace of God. Wondrously He reveals Himself unquestionably through His creation and His word, and even more He freely gives Himself to us. We need to start…

Exodus by Jason G. Lutz

Now Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire. The smoke of it went up like the smoke of a kiln, and the whole mountain trembled greatly (Exodus 19:18) Chapter 19 of Exodus is simply Grand. In this interaction between God and His people we can see His Glory thunder forth. Certainly the consumption in fire and the trembling of the…

Romans 9:20 by Jason G. Lutz

“But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” (Romans 9:20) I read the Bible every single day. I have done so for the last 8 years. I’m neither high minded, spiritual, or special; I just happen to be really good at routine. I only share my personal habit, because – even after years of study…

What Does God Ask of You.. by Jason G. Lutz

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul… (Deuteronomy 10:12) I am going to go out on a limb, one that might not be too far. I am going to say that in the Church we disdain the ideal behind the term servant. We could…