The truth is in Jesus

Jesus_namesWhat do the New Testament writers mean when they say that “the truth is in Jesus”? (Eph. 4:21; cf. John 14:6). What truth are they talking about?

I typically get a destination-based answer whenever I ask many Christians….Jesus is the truth about going to heaven…being saved from hell. He certainly is that, but this is not what the writers were trying to tell us about Jesus. I see two more meaningful aspects of this truth. Continue reading

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On the mountains

Mt_BakerHere are some pictures taken from one of our days on the mountains near Mt. Baker in Washington state, along with some scriptural inspiration. Hope you enjoy them!

Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the great mountains…. (Psalm 36:5-6a NKJV) Continue reading

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From glory to glory…this is our story

GloryWe were created for glory…His glory. And that happens when we participate in the divine nature (2 Pet.1:4), letting Him bring us from glory to glory. It is God’s doing.

I would like to share a couple of songs today from our local church. One is a song by our worship pastor, Levi Blackburn. The second is a spoken word song about abiding from Josh Smelzer. Continue reading

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Relational dysfunction and spirituality

Bible-thumperOver the years I’ve been amazed at how relationally dysfunctional we can be in the body of Christ. And I certainly include myself, especially before I realized this. We’re often divisive, vindictive, petty, angry, suspicious, untrusting, fearful, unforgiving, ungraceful, and judgmental…among other negative relational issues. Continue reading

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Off to the mountains

Mount_Rainier_7437Maureen and I are off to the beautiful state of Washington to spend a couple of weeks in the mountains with our kids. I already have a couple posts scheduled and will have Wi-Fi at our cabin, so I may find some time for blogging. But if not, know that you are loved!

“You made the mountains.
We see your power all around us.”
—Psalm 65:6 ERV

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He’s faithful to the end

Footprints_sandGod is always faithful. Even when we live in such a way that contradicts who we really are in Christ, He is faithful to contradict us.

If we insist on not believing in Him, He still believes in us. Here’s how the Mirror Bible translation says this in 2 Timothy 2:12-13: Continue reading

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The whole point is love

Love-compassWhat is the point of the Bible? To explain God? Sin? Salvation? To give us a moral code? Explain the meaning of life? We know the Bible reveals Jesus, but why Jesus?

Scripture explains all those things, but if you could distill it all down to one word, it would be love. Continue reading

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