Archives For Jesus

Your corner’s coming

Chris Heinz —  October 14, 2015 — 3 Comments

Usually when you want to give up, breakthrough is just around the corner.

Stay in it.

Don’t throw it in, don’t relent, don’t hang up the towel.

You…

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I’m not Wonder Boy (though I try to be).

I can’t scale heights and walk on water. My eyes do not see through things. I can’t promise not to disappoint you. I can’t save your world.

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A few years ago, we had a fish.

I say we HAD a fish because we don’t have a fish anymore. I killed it.

You see, I really wasn’t enjoying this fish, and it was getting on my nerves…

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Be careful what you pray for

Chris Heinz —  October 5, 2015 — 1 Comment

Last week I challenged us to be praying for more love, gentleness, humility or patience.

Did you do it? How did it go?

Well, I prayed for more patience. And you know what happened?

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There’s a saying that goes, “What you put in, you get out.”

We use this when trying to motivate our kids to stick with an activity: “Come on Johnny, unless you put time into karate, you’re not going to enjoy it.”

Or we coach ourselves with this same advice: “Okay Me, if I master accounting, it’ll pay off eventually.”

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Did you ever anticipate something so much, then you got disappointed because it didn’t deliver?

“Riverdance” was like that for me. At one time, Riverdance, Michael Flately, and Irish stepdancing was all the rage. Everyone was talking about, and trying to Riverdance.

So when Riverdance came to town, Colette and I got tickets. I was super excited. I did some stepdancing in front of my mirror leading up to it.

But when the event came…

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I challenge you

Chris Heinz —  September 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

Today there are all kinds of challenge shows – singing, talent, dancing, cooking, ninja, even preaching, which by the way, I can’t figure out if it’s real or a joke.

Well I’ve got a challenge for you for the next week…

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A few weeks ago, we answered the question of where Jesus is right now, so let’s talk about what Jesus is doing right now.

Because what Jesus is doing right now is of ultimate significance. If Jesus is long gone dead in a tomb, it doesn’t matter how we live beyond trying to “memorialize” him the way we say about dead people, “I am going to do this because Grandma would have wanted it.”

If Jesus is a flimsy flappy angel (not the way angels actually are, but the way we imagine them to be), happily flittering away with nothing on his mind but what tune to play on his harp, he can’t do much in terms of the entire universe. But Jesus is neither dead nor flapping.

Here are seven things I believe Jesus is doing right now…

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There are no boots in Christ

Chris Heinz —  September 22, 2015 — 1 Comment

When I was in high school, I didn’t feel like I was enough. One of my attempts to fit in with the guys whose group I wanted to fit into, failed miserably. They were in the habit of wearing construction boots, jeans, and flannel shirts to parties.

So I came up with a plan: if I dressed like them, they would welcome me in.

So one night I showed up in boots, jeans, and flannel shirt, and courageously stepped toward them…

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See our new video

Chris Heinz —  September 21, 2015 — Leave a comment

I’ve shared before that I’m working on a totally exciting project that has me up early in the morning and working at night. (Don’t worry – my family still loves me.)

We’ve just released our first video and a first look at the website design.

http://www.ChristNow.com

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