Tag Archives: New Creation

Rebuilding our cities in the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse

What will the church look like as it rises from the ashes of the aftermath of the Zombie Apocalypse? Are we living in the dawning of a new day? Is it a time for us to rebuild our ruined “cities” (called local churches) on a new platform of the … Continue reading

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Embracing grace and letting go of legalism

Legalism is insidious and deceptive. Some of the most legalistic people I know swear up and down they’re not legalistic. After all, who would actually admit such a thing? Why do we have such a hard time embracing grace and … Continue reading

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Jesus lived in two places at once…and so do you

When Jesus walked on the earth, He was also in heaven. His incarnation was the prototype, the inauguration of a completely new species of being, which we are in Christ. I’ve written a lot about the “Heaven on Earth” reality … Continue reading

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For the Cross | Brian & Jenn Johnson

On this Good Friday I am again dumbfounded by the outrageous love of God. Who would willingly leave His throne and do such a thing? Or this Father who would gladly bankrupt heaven, giving what was most precious to Him, so that He could be … Continue reading

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Which side of the Cross are you living on?

You can tell when Christians are living on the wrong side of the Cross by their language. “God, will You forgive me?” “I’m just a sinner saved by grace…” “My heart is deceitfully wicked…” “After all, I’m only human” “God is angry with me” “I have … Continue reading

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Let’s stop grave robbing for Christ

To quote the coroner of Oz, you’re “not only merely dead, you’re really most sincerely dead” to your old sin nature. Really? That’s right. Ding, dong, the old man’s dead! But now you’re really most sincerely alive in Christ. And that’s good news. “For you died, … Continue reading

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