Tag: grace

Why the cross?

 2 Cor 5:21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (ESV) Have you ever wondered “why the cross?”  If you grew up in a western evangelical church you were probably taught something about a “payment to and angry God” and…

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Light and Darkness Revisited

In March I wrote a post about light and darkness.  Here is a link.  Religion wants us to focus on good and evil or right and wrong and eat the fruit from a forbidden tree instead of the truth of Jesus.  Struggling and working and striving and wrestling around in the mud with a dead nature is…

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Hypothesis of Faith

I think most people are familiar with the concept of an experiment.  Think back to your days in chemistry class.  There are the beakers and test tubes neatly arranged on your experiment table.  Maybe you have a bunsen burner fired up, some goggles donned and notebook ready for copious notes (which you never took because…

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God + you = joy

Our union with Jesus is a great mystery.  It includes the personal and global.  It is singular and corporate.  It is micro and macro.  It includes all of humanity and each individual human.  It happened 2000 years ago and is realized in each of us in the present when we “believe” what He has done.   Still…

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Stop looking in the shadows

In Light and Darkness I tried to show that what we lack as a fallen human race is revelation.  We all know good from evil.  We all ate from the tree.  Our consumption of poisoned fruit gave us a broken judger.  This broken judgment mechanism is the “original sin” we pass down.  We pass from one…

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200 Proof Grace

I think Hollywood has perfected the “mind altered” movies.  You know the ones.  The dad breathes in a gas that makes him want to attack his kids which is completely out of character with his normal mode.  Or the whole town gets infected with a virus where they all start fighting with each other.  In…

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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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More of Jesus

As a leader and a pastor and a friend I get “opportunities” to encourage people.  Who am I kidding, I look forward to the chance encounter to see someone touched by God.  It is so amazing to see the look of amazement or hear the joy and excitement as revelation hits them square in the…

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