Tag Archives: transformation

The startling truth about God’s presence

I posted the first two chapters of Ephesians last time in order to give Paul’s detailed account of the good news that brings great joy. The reason this account is so important is because it not only tells us what … Continue reading

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Encountering the good news that brings great joy

We know that the word “gospel” means “Good news that brings great joy.” Paul concisely defines the gospel in 1 Cor.15:1-4, which is not only one of the oldest written texts in the New Testament, within a couple of decades of … Continue reading

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Encountering the God of the Word

Jesus said this to His disciples: “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63).  The Bible was never meant to be read as a textbook, or really even … Continue reading

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Love, beauty, art, and awe

On the first morning when my wife and I were in Hawaii for a wedding a few years back, we both woke up, wide awake, at 4:00 am in the morning. Our body clocks were seriously whacked. I got the … Continue reading

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Whom the Son sets free

Several years ago, I was invited to lead a Bible study in the house of a local drug dealer. One of the guys who lived there had recently given his life to the Lord after being miraculously healed (after watching … Continue reading

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Your greatest enemy is…

Believe it or not, our greatest enemy is probably not the devil. At least, not directly. We already know about him and his evil intent. We watch and pray and take authority over his actions as believers. But something much … Continue reading

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Your time is now

Your time is now. Your life is made up of millions and millions of…one moment at a time. As Einstein once said, “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” In reality, all we have is … Continue reading

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