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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
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
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
I asked the question last time, do we know who we are in Christ? Do we see ourselves as Jesus in this world? (1 John 4:17) We looked at some hindrances to believing this. While our spirit is perfect in … Continue reading
What’s most significant to me about the current move of God is that He’s transitioning us from knowing His works to knowing His ways. I’ve talked a lot in the past about how we’re leaving the transactional gospel for a … Continue reading
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
What if we decided to pursue joy instead of happiness? Happiness (happen-ness) depends on your circumstances. The pursuit of happiness is dependent on something outside of yourself. When things go well, we’re happy; when they go badly, we’re not happy.
I brought up the paradox of individually being members of one another last time. Here’s another paradox that goes along with that: other-centered love is based in self-love. I was asked a question about this at our Men’s Bible group that I think makes for a good … Continue reading
Worship is entering into a never-ending, reciprocating, other-centered love relationship with God. I say “reciprocating” because it’s about mutual devotion. Relationally speaking, it’s like the intimacy of two lovers intertwined. It’s the freedom of a child jumping into his or her father’s loving arms.