Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

How I understand the Old Testament

Much of this is a review of what I’ve written on the subject but will serve as an appropriate ending to this brief series, “Making Sense of the Old Testament,” by summarizing how I read the text. We’ll already seen … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Three

As I shared last time, Jesus’ central message was that the kingdom of God, now, for the first time, has invaded earth and intends to fully integrate itself in and among humankind. And the Kingdom carriers, starting with Jesus, have come to turn this world … Continue reading

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Forever | Kari Jobe & Bethel

Every once in a while something wonderful happens. You have one of the best possible written worship songs, sung by one of the best possible worship leaders and accompanied by one of the best possible worship groups. And when this … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the new thing

This last day of the year represents everything about entering into the life of God in Jesus Christ. For God is the inventor of the new. He is ever about new beginnings and new creation. The end of something for … Continue reading

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Christ didn’t come to help us, He came to INCLUDE us

I’ve observed an interesting thing over the years in the body of Christ. We seem to know who Christ is, but we don’t seem to grasp the reality of what we’ve become in Him. And this is critical because our destiny is … Continue reading

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Immanuel, God with us (Part two)

Source: heartlight.org In part one I mentioned that “Immanuel, God with us” meant that Jesus’ birth marked the long anticipated glory invasion of God coming in flesh to live among us. And that God is not only with us but He is also for … Continue reading

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What if you weren’t going to die tonight…

Imagine coming up to a suicide bomber and saying, “If you were to die tonight, do you know you would go to heaven?” He or she would most likely respond, “Yes, of course, why do you think I have these bombs strapped … Continue reading

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Quote: “React or Respond”

I want say some things here and re-post something from Bill Johnson’s blog because it brings up something that really annoys me in “Churchianity” today. The idea that Christianity is promoted by what we’re against instead of what we are for.  And that … Continue reading

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