Tag Archives: Abiding in Christ

The Gospel: God, love, fellowship, and joy!

The Gospel is not ultimately about forgiveness of sin. While important, that’s only a means to a much greater end. The Gospel is, first and foremost, the good news about God. For we see Him in the life of His … Continue reading

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Walking out our redemption

Graham Cooke said, “We’re saved once, but we get redeemed from our old ways every single day! We’re learning how to be a new creation.” This is critically important to understand if we’re going to walk in what God intends … Continue reading

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Pursue doing what is beautiful

It’s a major understatement to say 2020 is a unique year. The cultural atmosphere is full of fear of the present and anxiety over the future. But it’s not unique or scary for Jesus’ Church. Actually, this is rather mild … Continue reading

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How we walk in Freedom

In my post, “YOU were meant to live FREE!“, we started with this premise: “God does not deal with you according to what’s wrong with you but with what’s missing in your experience in Christ” (Graham Cooke). This must be … Continue reading

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Following Christ is living from another realm

When my heart belongs to another realm, it won’t be pulled back into what I left behind when I decided to follow Christ, for it is the seat of our affections that determine the course our life will take (Prov.4:23). … Continue reading

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Our confidence for intimacy with God

Unlike the covenant of Abraham and Moses, our confidence is not based on pedigree or performance, respectively (see my post, “How God fulfills His promise to Abraham” for explanation). Our confidence is based on placement. When Christ died, we died; … Continue reading

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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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Repentance

Someone recently asked me if I preached repentance. I’m not sure why he asked this, but one thing I most definitely do is preach repentance! I’m all for it. Repentance is from the Greek word, μετάνοια (metanoia), which means to … Continue reading

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How God fulfills His promise to Abraham

If you’re the slightest bit confused about how the New Covenant of grace in Christ is related to the Abrahamic or Mosaic covenants, I highly recommend a short book by Chad Mansbridge titled, He Qualifies You! It’s a book you can … 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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