All posts tagged: resurrection

Are You Living With The Power of The Resurrection?

Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? – Luke 24:5 The angels at the tomb spoke these words to Mary Magdalene as she was going to prepare Jesus’ body.  In a moment with a single sentence, her world was fully transformed. The resurrection is the very foundation of our faith and source of our salvation. Without it, Jesus was just a man.  But, when Jesus was brought from death to life by the resurrection power of God within him, the world changed in an instant. Too often, we who have experienced the transformative power of God in our lives forget that this resurrection power dwells within us on a daily basis.  This resurrection power breaks chains of addiction, hopelessness, depression, anger and every attack of the enemy that seeks to place us back in the very bondage from which we have been delivered.   Just as this power restored Jesus from death to life it restores our life from one of defeat to victory.  When we sing, “I’m no longer a slave …

Thy Kingdom Come

“If you knew there was an intersection where 50% of the people who drove through it were killed, wouldn’t you find a different route home?” Lysa TerKeurst’s pastor asked this question to their church and I think it’s a question that acts as a good umbrella for life. A different route home. Makes good sense. So, why do I keep crashing? Could it be that I am still going through the same deadly intersection? Someone said that the only thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn anything at all. Maybe a little simplistic, but it strikes at the heart of the matter. Ah, the HEART… You don’t have to be around Southern Hills Christian Church very long before you are reminded of the heart issue. Last Sunday morning, Brooke Johnson talked about the brokenness of her life—a brokenness that ultimately erupted like hot lava and spewed over all her Christian activities, leaving her devastated, depleted, and exhausted. At that point she realized what was happening: “I was building my kingdom, not His. …