Category Archives: Love

Heart and head matters

If the goal is that we grow up into Christ (Eph.4:15), which it is, then we’re going to need to re-form our hearts as well as our heads. These are both critical components for training our soul to live from … Continue reading

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What the world needs now

I can sympathize in many ways with all the social unrest going on today, and many things certainly do need to change in how we see and treat one another. That’s not my point here. As a follower of Jesus, … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

I posted this video back in 2016, but it’s always a good reminder! Here’s God’s invitation to us to let Him love us and be our Father. Happy Father’s Day! Blessings to all the dads. You are so loved and … Continue reading

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Holy Lust!

We were created by God to seek pleasure and follow our desires. I wrote about this in my post, “Smartphones, addictions, joy, and pleasure,” so I won’t belabor that here, only to say that it’s a stoic delusion to think … Continue reading

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Leaving legalism for Christ

One thing I’ve found in over 40 years with Jesus is that legalistic people never think they are legalistic. I know I didn’t, and still don’t, even though I still detect some residual legalism in my own life from time … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of God

You and I have been invited into the Great Fellowship of God! It’s the same fellowship of love the Father and the Son have enjoyed from before the foundation of the cosmos (John 17:24-26).  Today is Pentecost, which is when … Continue reading

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Abiding in Love (activation)

As we saw last time, learning how to remain in God’s love is the same thing as training our soul to live from heaven to earth. His perfecting love casts out all fear, makes us fruitful, and undefeatable!  We also … Continue reading

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The source code of heaven is Love

When we pull back the veil, we find that everything in heaven operates, at its most fundamental level, on God’s other-centered, self-giving love. This is important because living from heaven allows backward-compatibility, like the latest software upgrade. What I mean … Continue reading

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Faithful partnering with Christ

Jesus is looking for faithful partners. Those who will do the only work of God that we can do, which is to “believe in Him whom He sent” (John 6:28-29). As I pointed out last time, everything not originating from … Continue reading

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Experiential knowing is believing

Experiential knowledge is much better than second-hand knowledge. A person who has life experience in a particular job skill has much better knowledge and confidence than someone who only went to school. I’ve already talked about how apologists often use … Continue reading

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