Tag Archives: Jesus

Dining with Jesus

We’ve been looking at Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. In my post, “The Seventh Husband,” we saw that this woman’s “five husbands” symbolize our trying to find life and fulfillment through our five senses, but they cannot … Continue reading

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God of the Instead

In this world we will have trouble and sorrow—we’ll be misunderstood, rejected, taken advantage of, maybe even abused. This is why we can relate to the Samaritan woman in John 4. We love this story because Jesus doesn’t leave us … Continue reading

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The “Seventh Husband”

Why do we do what we do? And what is it we’re really looking for? Is it not to fill some need? It seems to me that even the things that enslave us are because we’re looking for something valid, … Continue reading

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Learning how to love like Jesus

“Who is my neighbor?” That’s what the religious scholar asked Jesus in Luke 10:29.  What follows is a fascinating study in human nature. Last time, I talked about “Loving our Samaritans.” This is a continuation on that theme. In Luke … Continue reading

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Loving our Samaritans

Jesus loves the people we hate. He also loves the people who hate us. As you probably can tell, I think that the neo-Marxist ideologies of the radical left are evil and cancerous. But I don’t feel that way at … Continue reading

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The Day that changed everything

This Sunday we will celebrate the Day that changed the world forever. It’s the Day that brought our freedom and restored us to our original identity. In John’s account, we see Jesus talking about what He’s about to do, giving … Continue reading

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Lift up Your heads, O You Gates!

We started to look at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem last time  (“Enemies inside the Gate“), what He meant by victory, and just who is our real enemy. Jesus also said the following in Luke’s account of His entry into … Continue reading

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Enemies Inside the Gate

“Enemy at the Gates” was a movie starring Jude Law and Ed Harris about a Russian and a German sniper playing a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II. “Enemies inside the gate” is the … Continue reading

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Playing in the park after dark

When people ask me if I believe we’re still under the Law, I’ve adopted Bill Vanderbush’s answer: “Of course! I’m under the Law of the Spirit of Life!“ I’m not trying to be clever, just making an important point. Something … Continue reading

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The Jesus Generation!

I’m often surprised whenever I read genealogies in the Bible. I used to skip through them, but not anymore. God has spoken to me profoundly many times through these dry lists of names. Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus is one example. … Continue reading

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