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Gems

Chilly —  September 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

 Jesus said, “Every teacher of religious law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of Heaven is like a homeowner who brings from his storeroom new gems of truth as well as old.”  Matthew 13:52

I like this for a couple of reasons:

rhodochrosite1. Jesus opens the thought & door for religious teachers to be redeemed – in fact, He speaks to the wealth (blessing) that such a conversion brings to the body of Christ!

2. So often we see Jesus ONLY rebuking them or them ATTACKING Him – but, there were many during Jesus earthly mission and afterwards that wholeheartedly changed – NEVER forget, John 3:16 was spoken to ONE man – a religious teacher named Nicodemus. Jesus loved (and loves) everyone!

3. When the ‘religious’ come to relationship with Christ, they bring an understanding of what God has done and what they have learned (the old) and then they are able to make the connection to what Jesus is doing & about to do (the new)…  new gems AND old gems.

4. Jesus wants ALL to be saved! Religious, pagan, rich, poor, young, old… ANYONE. And where they have been will become a blessing to where Christ leads them. What the devil meant for evil, God will turn for good. Oh yeah! It’s a Romans 8:28 thing!

Keep your heart open to the lost – fight prejudice, hurt or past… Jesus is STILL seeking & saving the lost. JOIN HIM!

So, those are my thoughts…  would love to hear your thoughts too!

searching for gems in the rubble of Detroit, Chilly

Absolute Truth

Chilly —  June 27, 2014 — Leave a comment

A Study of Psalm 52

For the choir director: 52 A psalm of David (regarding the time Doeg the Edomite told Saul that Ahimelech had given refuge to David).

TruthSunsetYou call yourself a hero, do you? Why boast about this crime of yours, you who have disgraced God’s people? 2 All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you’re an expert at telling lies. 3 You love evil more than good and lies more than truth… You love to say things that harm others, you liar! 5 But God will strike you down once and for all. He will pull you from your home and drag you from the land of the living… The righteous will see it and be amazed. They will laugh and say, 7 “Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead and grow more and more bold in their wickedness.” 8 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people.

Revenge, vindication, retribution, vengeance, justice, and more… ugh! Ahhhh, we’ve ALL wanted it, asked for it and dreamed of it!  No one should be allowed to get away with hurting people, being insensitive, lyin’ like a rug, cruelty to kids and, especially, messin’ with God. Yeah, yeah, yeah – I know, we all want to act like we only speak those “praiseworthy” statements found in Psalms but IF we’re honest, we get frustrated, ticked off, upset, hurt, heartbroken, bitter (and worse) – and when we do… LOOK OUT! Can you imagine IF others could hear our thoughts? Ouch.

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Not another Rant!

Chilly —  May 11, 2014 — 10 Comments

I’m SO pissed  ANGRY at the devil! I HATE him! I’m sick and tired of playing defense — it’s time to RISE UP and GO AFTER the VICTORY! Who’s with me?

thumbsupThe enemy keeps messing with my kids, my family, my team, my church, my city … MY WORLD! — and, here’s the bad news for him: NONE of these things are really mine — change “my” for “God’s!” BOOM! Oh yeah, the loser is in trouble! It’s PUNK’D time!

Hey listen, this is NOT some tough sounding Facebook RANT or Blog post … I think people are sick of being challenged, WE WANT TO CHANGE! WE WANT RISK and ADVENTURE!

I know I’m not alone but I’m also NOT waiting for others to join me. This is not recruitment or persuasion. It’s time to GO!

Don’t like this? Stop reading now. Go read something else. Please.

God never, EVER, called us to be ordinary; He made us to be EXTRAORDINARY!

This is where I’m going to live.

  • IF you’re called to the ministry of prayer & intercession, PLEASE pray for: the Chiltons, Courage Church, and Detroit.
  • IF you’re called to action & adventure. Feel free to join us on the ground here. There’s no pay or position. Just opportunity to serve and make disciples.

I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. 1 Corinthians 9:26-27 Msg.

I LOVE GOD. I LOVE OTHERS. I’M CALLED. IT’S TIME.

In the comments, say whatever you want!

Jesus Loves Barabbas

Chilly —  April 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

Please take 8 minutes and 26 seconds to view this video. It’s about me… it’s about you… it’s about US! And, ultimately, it’s ALL about Jesus! 

We shared this at our YouCharist event on Good Friday. Many have asked me to post it. It was produced by Grace Family Church and features Pastor Judah Smith. 

Turn up the volume, make it full screen and prepare yourself for impact!

Jesus loves you,
Chilly