Category Archives: John 14-17

Being at home with God…and He with us

Did you know that from the very beginning God has been looking for a place where He can be at home–a place of rest? To be “at home” means you can let your hair down, kick off your shoes, flop down on the couch, lay … Continue reading

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Are you live-streaming or running off your hard drive?

I heard this question from a ministry friend of mine, Andy Hayner, yesterday when he spoke at our morning service. At this point, my mind went reeling with this technological analogy and how it speaks to our life in Christ. Here are some of … Continue reading

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The promise of the Father

“Behold I send the promise of My Father upon you.” The question we need to ask is whether the Holy Spirit is the “Father’s promise” or is He the promise of “the Father?” Phil Mason (“Quantum Glory“, p.321) This is … Continue reading

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Everlasting life is living in God’s life

Something very tragic happened inside our evangelical minds somewhere long ago.  And that’s the idea that eternal life means going to heaven when you die. It’s tragic because it misses the whole point of why God redeemed us in the first place. And, yes, … Continue reading

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This holy communion

What picture comes to mind when you think of communion? I know that several come to my mind, and most are proper uses of the word. But there is a particular holy communion that God is inviting you and I into that … Continue reading

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The most amazing search engine of all

Have you tried the most amazing search engine of all? No, it’s not Google, or Yahoo…but it is free…and it’s a He, and if you have received Him by faith, He lives inside of you right now. Here’s what I mean… “But as … Continue reading

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Glory – God going public

Why is so much made about glory and so little understood about it? I agree with John Piper (“What is God’s Glory?). We should know what we’re talking about when we use such a term. But I don’t think he goes … Continue reading

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What’s all this about the unity of the faith?

“till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph.4:13) Paul seemed to think that … Continue reading

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Perfect Theology…Love

“…God is love….We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 Jn.4:8, 19) Theology is the study of God. God is love, therefore, perfect theology is about Love. And we find this perfect theology all wrapped up in God as a Father, expressed to us by His … Continue reading

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Love is a Person

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 Jn.4:8) We often read these kinds of verses like a nursery rhyme,  nodding our heads and saying things like, “Yup, that’s true….we need more love in the world….all you … Continue reading

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