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I’ve said many times now, one of the reasons we need to train our souls for rest is because if we don’t, we end up running on the hamster wheel of trying to attain things we’ve already been given as … Continue reading
When we pull back the veil, we find that everything in heaven operates, at its most fundamental level, on God’s other-centered, self-giving love. This is important because living from heaven allows backward-compatibility, like the latest software upgrade. What I mean … Continue reading
There are at least three realms of reality talked about in Scripture. I will borrow some of the explanation of these realms from Chris Blackeby because I find it helpful for us in learning how to train our souls to … Continue reading
Why do you think Jesus could endure such a great temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane, even to the point of sweating drops of blood? (Luke 22:44) Was it because He was superhuman; He had some ability we don’t possess? … Continue reading
I’ve shared before that God’s righteousness is not defined by rule-keeping but by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. He defines what righteous living looks like, not the religious nut-jobs thumping people over the head with their Bibles. And … Continue reading
The paradoxical truth about mature spirituality is that we must become childlike. Actually, nothing is revealed to us about true heavenly realities until we do. I’m not talking about being childish or staying gullibly ignorant, but having the disposition that … Continue reading
My wife and I saw this meme on a billboard while we were traveling yesterday and it got us to talking about how we, as followers of Christ, relate to the Ten Commandments. This particular meme was originally push-back to … Continue reading
When people tell me they love Jesus but don’t need the church it immediately tells me two things. One, they don’t trust people and, two, they don’t understand what it means to be in Christ. Actually, you can’t even be … Continue reading
Over the years I’ve been amazed at how relationally dysfunctional we can be in the body of Christ. And I certainly include myself, especially before I realized this. We’re often divisive, vindictive, petty, angry, suspicious, untrusting, fearful, unforgiving, ungraceful, and judgmental…among other negative relational issues.