Tag Archives: Overcoming life in Christ

The Power of His Love

We, as human beings, thrive in an environment of love and positive connection. The absence of it can lead to all kinds of emotional, relational, and even physical damage. Psychologists tell us from the time we’re born we look to … Continue reading

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The open door

What we see in Romans 5 is that there are two doors opened to us. The first one is the default: the door that Adam opened to the world—the door of sin and death and brokenness. The second door is … Continue reading

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A completely different perspective on freedom

Our life in Christ requires a completely different way of thinking and living, otherwise we will inevitably end up following religious systems that cannot deliver on their promises. We’ll ever be advancing in self-effort instead faith, trying to break out … Continue reading

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A hidden key to living the overcoming life

One way we learn how to live the overcoming life is through trials and problems. It’s also probably one of the most misinterpreted and least liked ways of growing as a believer, but it’s one of the most effective ways. … Continue reading

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Greater Things

This is new song by Mack Brock called, “Greater Things” (you can get it here). I love this song because I’m continually awestruck by how God has proven Himself faithful to me, over and over again, for over 40 years … Continue reading

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The sheer brilliance of Jesus and His overcoming life

I agree with writers like Dallas Willard (Divine Conspiracy) who’ve said that Jesus’ teachings are the most brilliant in human history.  Especially what’s been dubbed the “Sermon On the Mount” (Matthew 5 – 7). This teaching goes beyond mere behavior modification or … Continue reading

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Saying yes to the process

We like instant answers and straight lines. We want to see the end from the beginning. God likes process and mystery. As Abi Stumvoll says in this video, this process is the least favorite thing about our life in Christ.

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