Tag Archives: Salvation

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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What did the Cross change?

Jesus didn’t come to change God’s mind about us; He came to change our mind about God. 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled (Col.1:21 NKJV) See also: … Continue reading

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What a Glorious Day!

This is from a post I wrote back in 2016 because I thought it would be good followup to my last post. We’ve been been looking at how we see the atonement and what that view says about God. It was … Continue reading

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Grace and Faith for the Journey

Grace and faith work together to empower us to move from what we believe about ourselves to what God believes about us. We’re already complete in Christ (Col.2:10), but not in our experience. We’ll look at how we make our … Continue reading

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You are here

The most astounding thing to me about what happened with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ isn’t what He did for us, or even what He did as us, but what He did to us.  I will focus … Continue reading

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Why we needed fixing

As we approach Easter, the question Jesus asked His disciples is again a relevant one: “Who do you say that I am?” Many religious people accept Him as a great teacher, even a prophet. But neither of these make Him … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Reboot

In the Doctor Who episode, “The Big Bang,” the doctor (who is a Time Lord) reboots the Universe by allowing the Pandorica’s restoration field and the preserved pre-explosion Universe atoms to shine across all of space and time, thus undoing … Continue reading

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Joy restores our vision

How we see ourselves has a lot to do with how we see others and how we see God. We were made in God’s image, but making God in our image is a deeply ingrained human habit. Why is this … Continue reading

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Love has a name

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NLT) 9 This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his only Son into the world to give us life through him. … Continue reading

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