Category Archives: Sonship

A hidden key to living the overcoming life

One way we learn how to live the overcoming life is through trials and problems. It’s also probably one of the most misinterpreted and least liked ways of growing as a believer, but it’s one of the most effective ways. … Continue reading

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To know Christ and to make Him known

At the very center of Christianity is a Person: Jesus Christ. We know this in our theology but sometimes I wonder if we know it in our mission and value statements, especially in our experience. What moves me and motivates … Continue reading

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Encountering Jesus changes everything

I don’t believe you can have an encounter with Jesus and not be fundamentally changed—without becoming more loving, gracious, patient, kind, self-giving, understanding, faithful…. On the other hand, when people tell me they know Christ but remain ungracious, hateful, unforgiving, … Continue reading

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The foundation of our true identity

Knowing our true identity is one of the most important things we can know as human beings. Not knowing who we really are leads to powerless and ineffectual living. We will live without transcendent purpose and hope. And a foundational … Continue reading

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Why sheep hear His voice

Why did Jesus say that His sheep will hear His voice and follow Him? What is it about being sheep that makes us hear His voice?  I’ve already talked about this here, but I want to bring up another important … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is how we understand ourselves

Last time we saw that Jesus Christ is how we understand God. Now we’re going to see how Jesus reveals who we truly are in Him. This is important because how we see ourselves affects everything we think about and … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is how we understand God

Bill Johnson once succinctly stated that Jesus Christ is perfect theology. That maxim has informed my understanding of the nature of God for many years.  It’s been a reoccurring theme on this blog. The implications are profound and transformational, but … Continue reading

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