Tag Archives: Salvation

How to keep a vibrant faith

How do we live a consistent vibrant faith? To be vibrant means to be full of energy and enthusiasm. The etymology for the word, enthusiasm, is instructive. It’s directly from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos, meaning: “divine inspiration”…from enthousiazein … Continue reading

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Rescued from an empty and futile life

In at least one way, 2020 has been a gift to us. It’s gotten us all off our daily hamster wheel and allowed us to get some fresh perspective about our lives. Which makes it interesting that we’re wearing masks! … Continue reading

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Mariah’s story IS the Gospel

Bill Johnson once said, “A man who has an encounter is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.”  I’ve always loved that statement because it expresses the difference between authentic Christianity and empty religion. In this case … Continue reading

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What difference does Jesus make?

I’ve read a lot of articles and watched videos by apologists and preachers trying to explain to us why Jesus matters. It usually takes on the form of logical arguments, historical proofs, and theological answers to questions that, frankly, many … Continue reading

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Our faith is based in the miraculous

Our faith is based in the God of miracles, not in what we think is possible. I was struck by this truth as I was reading Romans 4 this morning. Paul goes to great lengths to say that, like Abraham, … Continue reading

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The Glorious Good News

I’ve been reading Colossians lately, which is a great letter to help us understand what Paul calls “….the glorious news I preach all over the world.” (Col.1:23c TPT). But what struck me about this is that, while there are some … Continue reading

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Why we still need reformation

We need to stop starting God’s story with the fall. God’s story starts with, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1), which is about God in relationship. We … Continue reading

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The ultimate meaning of Christmas

When we think of the Christmas holiday, we think of family. This is appropriate because God, first and foremost, is a Father who has a Son He has loved from eternity. Moreover, His eternal purpose was to have many sons … Continue reading

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Light and the Darkness

As I’ve been reading the gospel of John, I’ve noticed how much he talks about light (16 times in his gospel; 5 times in his first epistle), and this started me on a journey into the significance of light in … Continue reading

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Our mission is reconciliation

I believe our mission as followers of Christ is primarily to be God’s conduit for reconciliation. It’s not our job to fix people. We’re not good at fixing people. It’s God’s job to fix people because He is good at … Continue reading

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