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Jesus Evangelism Part II

Jesus didn’t die to pay for our sin, He came to take it away.  Sin is a product of a fallen nature and a fallen world.  It is like a disease that needs a cure.  It isn’t something that is forgiven day after day with confession after confession.  That is just another bondage to another…

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What is Jesus Evangelism?

What does Jesus evangelism look like?  The corporate “formula” for Jesus was to preach about the Kingdom of Heaven (liberation from the Kingdom of the devil, death, law and sin). What was the “formula” for Jesus to the individual?  Want to take a look?  Please read with caution it may stretch your understanding. In most western…

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Mediation of revelation

In the last few posts I’ve been trying to reveal a new way to see mediation.  In our fallen nature we are dead to a loving God.  We lost our connection in the Garden after being poisoned by forbidden fruit.  Adam ran from God, instead of to God.  In a moment, Adam went from walking…

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Heart of Understanding

Deu 29:2 And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: “You have seen all that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 3 the great trials that your eyes saw, the signs, and those great wonders. 4 But to…

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You Will Surely Die

When I was 14 I spent most of my summer with my Grandparents.  I really loved my Grandparents.  They were so awesome.  We spent time together.  We did stuff like go fishing and watch old Alfred Hitchcock shows.  My Grandfather was a preacher.  He may have had some religious doctrine that I wouldn’t agree with…

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Free Will…eeee!

I’ve chewed on this one for quite some time.  There is more to understand but I want to take a stab at one of the more “touchy” concepts out there. You will hear in any teaching the concept that “God gave us free will.”  We use that to make all kinds of excuses why stuff…

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Separated or hiding?

I got a form letter in the mail two days ago. God’s timing is funny. Actually it is probably the enemy making a play to keep us down yet again. Still it is funny that this flyer would show up right in the middle of this series of posts. We have been looking at the…

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More fun with “sin”

I thought about this title and wondered if it was too provocative.  Maybe it is but there is a point.  We have turned the concept of “sin” or hamartia into something it isn’t.  In the last post I talked about how this ancient Greek word for sin, hamartia is actually a literary concept used by the…

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Poisoned survival instincts

Our most basic desire as a human is to survive.  That is normal.  God gave us that desire so we wouldn’t fall off of cliffs and run out in front of trucks on the highway.  The enemy must have known that about us.  He must have known that when we were poisoned by the bad…

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Monopoly Money

  The currency of Heaven is the power of God.  When we agree with “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven” we are agreeing to the exchange of Heavenly currency.  That is what Jesus used while on Earth.  That is what we get to use as His children.  That…

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