We are an ark of God’s glory

I’m going out of town for a week, and I haven’t shared a worship song in a while, so I thought I would share a song we started singing at our church. It’s called, “We are an Ark” by Dave Fitzgerald. It really speaks to us about the reality of who we are in Christ. Continue reading

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Working from rest (part two)

working_restLast time, I laid the foundation for why we should work from rest, which is simply abiding in Christ when you’re busy doing other things. It might be a good idea to read part one first if you haven’t already done so.

And, as I mentioned last time, the Christian life (that gives life) is only possible when Continue reading

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Working from rest (part one)

working_restWe, as the people of God, are called to work from rest. As the writer of Hebrews told us, this rest is where our faith intersects the promises of God (Heb.4:1-10). Simply put, we do this by abiding in Christ.

But when we don’t do this, we’re left with burdensome religion where there is no rest. Continue reading

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Taking care of Father’s house

Fathers_houseToday, I want to go in a different direction but I assure you it’s very relevant to this blog. I want to talk about the physical aspect of our Father’s house.

Of course, I’m talking about your body. For you are Father’s house–His dwelling place, His home and temple on this earth (John 14:23; 1 Cor.3:16; 6:19; Heb.3:6). When you first believed, He came to dwell in your house–to find a resting place in you.

So it should follow that we take good care of His house. The first priority is in spirit, then our soul, but also our body. Continue reading

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Beloved

BelovedOur relationship with Christ should be seen like a marriage between two people who are deeply in love with each other.  It was not born in a cold court room and it’s not based on a prenuptial contract.

For they didn’t fall in love based on a legal agreement. Yet, so many of God’s beloved live like this is so. Continue reading

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True confession

True_ConfessionLast time I talked about the fallacy of the popular idea of keeping short accounts with God through the continual confession or our sins.

Actually, there are things we do confess as believers, but ongoing confession for sins we may commit now or in the future is not one of them. Continue reading

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Keeping short accounts with God?

Draw_nearOne of the goals of my blog is to remove needless barriers between us and the Father’s love. And, ironically, one of those barriers is this idea that we have to keep short accounts with God.

We’ve probably all heard this. I used to teach it. But what is this actually saying about how we see our relationship with God? Continue reading

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