Tag Archives: Eternal life (Christianity)

A life of responsiveness

Our life in Christ is a life of responsiveness. As Paul had to tell the religious and spiritually imature Corinthians, “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor.4:7). As I’ve said before (quoting C. Baxter Kruger), “Religion … Continue reading

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We’re not foster children, we’re adopted!

When we make the cross about retribution instead of relationship something terrible happens to our soul. Not only do we create a rift between the Father and Son in the Godhead, we create a rift between us and God. As … Continue reading

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Do you know why you were saved?

I’ve seen and even used tracts like this one over the years. It’s basically a two-question quiz: (1) do you believe you’ll go to heaven when you die? (2) Why do you believe this? I suppose these evangelistic tools are effective in their … Continue reading

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God with us: Jesus, Christ, God, Son, Savior

I’m away for several days but wanted to share part of a post I wrote last January that pertains to my Christmas series, “God With Us.” You can read the original post in its entirety here. I will add a … Continue reading

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Your treasure and His precious pearl

I’m convinced that what is at the very center of God’s plan of redemption is found in the intimate and profound exchange of hearts between the Creator of the Universe and His creation–us. I think we get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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How Christianity is not a religion

Christianity, in the purest sense, is not a religion. I like how Robert Farrar Capon put it, “Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion.” I’m not against religion per se, but I am … Continue reading

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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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Why Christ must be God for us to be in Him

I shared this in one of my responses to another blogger in “Christ didn’t come to help us, He came to INCLUDE us” but I thought this deserves a separate look because it’s so important in our understanding of what … Continue reading

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An invitation to the Dance

I was woken up this morning to the sound of my cell phone ringing. It was from one of our pastors saying that a local funeral home was trying reach me. Paul was dying and the family was asking for … Continue reading

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