Tag Archives: Intimacy with God

Dealing with our relational blind spots

One the biggest blind spots we humans seem to have is the ability to “do unto others as we would want done to us.” That’s what makes Jesus’ admonition so interesting. What we’ve called the golden rule, one of the … Continue reading

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Do you love me more than these?

Jesus asks Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” (John 21:15). The “more than these” is a sticky question we must all answer if we want to follow Christ. It took Peter, the one who … Continue reading

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Standing in His Love

Graham Cook once said, “It is His perception of you that must occupy your affections.” This is the very heart of the Christian faith—living a life of responsiveness to God. Jesus said: “I love each of you with the same … Continue reading

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Sails

Here’s a simple song to go with my last post about living a life of responsiveness. The song is “Sails” which was a collaborative effort by Amanda Cook, Ben Smith, Daniel Bashta, Pat Barrett, and Steffany Gretzinger. Put your earbuds in, … Continue reading

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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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The Answer to Religion is Living Water

Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well is the perfect confrontation between religion and the transforming power of Christ. As I’ve quoted Robert Capon many times before, Jesus did not come to start a new religion; He came … Continue reading

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Wrecked

I will be out of town for a few days so I thought I would post this song by Sarrah Willhite (WorshipMob) before I go. I love the title because it explains what happened to me when I finally accepted Jesus’ … Continue reading

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