Falling Flakes Of Gratitude

Jeff General 1 Comment

“The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter.” –Isaiah 24:10   That verse is not referring to Hall County, Georgia where I live… but it describes it pretty well today. My daughter took the picture above in our backyard yesterday. It’s really cold, and I’m not really one who enjoys the snow. …

Where We Rest

Jeff Forgiveness, Salvation 1 Comment

  “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” – Luke 23:34   Man’s worst moment had arrived. Roman spikes had been driven through the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, pinning Him to terrible timbers. A naked spectacle hung before human eyes that ranged from the raging to the reverent, the Lamb of God …

More Than Vanilla

Jeff Legalism, Spiritual Growth, Worship 1 Comment

The more I think on it (and I think on it constantly), the more I am convinced that we Christians have a tendency to find a singular flavor of Christianity that suits our spiritual taste buds, and we then choose to make that our perpetual one-course feast.  Once upon a time it was my belief that the angle I had …

Thoughts About Rock-Bottom

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Maybe most of us fear hitting rock-bottom because we somehow became convinced it is the one place in the cosmos where God does not exist.  Most everyone has a scenario where they don’t let their minds travel.  This scenario is the ugliest, hairiest, most intimidating place that your mind can conceive.  It is the thing you dread the most. Your …

Restoring The Fallen

Jeff grace 1 Comment

Sometimes the Father will intentionally and repeatedly emphasize a particular theme in your mind and heart. You will find at these times that your thoughts keep circling back to the matter He is cycling back to you over and over again. You will hear it in every song, in each sermon, or woven into daily conversations with others.  The resources …

3 Essentials

Jeff FAITH 1 Comment

After being off of work and out of the office for several days, I woke up with the itch to post something on the TT blog today. I’m going to keep it short and sweet today as we consider this simple verse from Isaiah’s writings. The pen is Isaiah’s, but the words are from the Father. “You are My witnesses,” …

Finishing Up The Year

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It has been an amazing 2017! God has been so gracious, and so good, and so glorious to me in the past year. After a very demanding 2016, this past year was one of momentum and breakthrough. I am so thankful for all of you who helped support Transforming Truth with your prayers and contributions.  I will be taking the …

A Soft Pillow For Anxious Minds

Jeff grace 1 Comment

God is bigger than your idea of him.  Watch yourself, one of the easiest things to do for us is to unintentionally lose the true identity of God and replace it with whatever might be going on in our heads.  We are prone to think on God through a lens of whatever may be happening in us, around us or …

Christmas Desire

Jeff Hope, Salvation 1 Comment

Jesus was born once upon on earth that we might be born twice for Heaven. Jesus was announced by angelic heralds so that we might learn the value of proclaiming Him as human heralds. Jesus was worshiped by blue-collar shepherds so that all classes of humanity might see they are welcome to do the same. Jesus was held by a …

Because Jesus Came

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Because Jesus came, I can never be truly alone. Because Jesus came, I am free from this world and free in this world. Because Jesus came, I can know the only God – now in faith, one day in fullness. Because Jesus came, I will not live in shame, fear or guilt. Because Jesus came, I know that my own …

There Is Always Something To Fear

Jeff FAITH, Fear 5 Comments

Peter left the boat while the other eleven Jesus-followers stayed put. The impressive King David fled his own realm when his renegade son, Absalom, facilitated a coup. Peter, the aforementioned water-walker, was the same man who trembled in the presence of a teenage girl and denied his Savior. Frankly, all the disciples scattered like birds when the rock of man’s …

On Behalf of Those Who Are Strangers In Church Today

Jeff Sundays 1 Comment

“Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of Your people Israel, comes from a far country for Your name’s sake (for they shall hear of Your great name and Your mighty hand, and of Your outstretched arm), when he comes and prays toward this house, hear in heaven Your dwelling place and do according to all for which the foreigner …

Ugly Doors Which You Will Need To Open

Jeff FAITH 1 Comment

What if I told you that you that it is essential for the good of your soul for you to experience some trouble. As a matter of fact, without some shake-ups in your life, you would remain a Kingdom toddler. If God does not allow some significant sifting and shifting through difficulty, you and I would hit our later years …

A New Level of Kingdom Unity

Jeff Church Life 18 Comments

Yesterday was a historic day for New Bridge Church, where I serve with Dustin Pennington as Co-Lead Pastor. The picture above reveals the enthusiastic response of the people who gathered yesterday after a major ministry announcement was made at New Bridge. I chuckle as I write that because, technically, New Bridge is only twenty months old. We shouldn’t be having …

Ouch! The Ministry Of Poking

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The human mind is weird. Perhaps, more dignified, I should say that the human mind is mysterious. Frankly, we understand only a fraction about that thing with which we understand everything else. Shortly after I awoke this morning, my own mind recalled images of something I have only seen once in my lifetime, and I wanted to tell you about …

For When You Have Been Wronged

Jeff emotions 7 Comments

Every now and then, 10 minutes in the bible will wreck me for about an hour.  Sometimes it makes me wish I had not even opened that sacred book at that particular moment.  Occasionally it helps me discover that I am not always in the mood for God to arrest my attention in the middle of what was supposed to …

Via The Whisper

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My son sometimes leaves the cereal boxes open and puts them back in the pantry.  The tops of those boxes have to be precisely opened because, if they get torn, the little tab doesn’t fit into the slot …and the top won’t close… and air gets in… and the cereal gets stale… and dad gets irritated.  You know how that …

Slowing Down To Say Thanks

Jeff General, Gratitude 1 Comment

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” –1 Thessalonians 5:18 I have a very simple thought for this Monday. It is spoken of so often in Christian circles that you might be tempted to pass over it because there is no novelty attached to it. I’m pondering the high call of the …

Texas Church Shooting: Post-Tragedy Prayers

Jeff Cultural Observations 6 Comments

“The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.” – Proverbs 21:7   Father, it is Monday morning and our hearts are grieved already before the sun comes up. The weight of yesterday’s violence is heavy upon us. They were there in that church praying, singing, learning and growing. The evil man …

My Perspective On Tuesday’s Attack in NYC

Jeff Cultural Observations, Mercy 1 Comment

Today, I am going to dogmatic. Though I am sad about what I am about to write, I am going to say it without any cushion or attempt to round the edges. I am going to state something factual, unassailable and undebatable. Some will be uncomfortable with it because they love to leave ambiguity in nearly everything – especially matters …

Dream Squashers

Jeff Victory 2 Comments

You need to watch out for them because they are everywhere.  You work with them.  Some of them live in the same house as you.  Churches can be filled with them and they are not content to remain quiet.  For some strange reason, these people believe their job in life is to come down fast and hard on your dreams, …

Opening That Lone Locked Door

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Perhaps one of the things we will feel most silly about when we arrive in Heaven is the degree of importance we heaped upon our former earthly possessions.  I’m of the opinion that the one truth American Christians are most reluctant to believe is that only the treasures we invest in the Kingdom will have any value in eternity.  Take …