From that time Jesus began to preach saying, “Change the way you think because the divine reality is right here.” (LLT) Heaven isn’t a place. Heaven is a divine reality. The kingdom of heaven isn’t a reward. It is our true reality. The kingdom of God isn’t a place we go when we die. It is the substance of who we are.
Bump in the road
Have you ever been so captivated by a novel that when you came to the end you didn't want it to end? Maybe you've read a book that "lingers" while you ponder some of the deeper meanings. There is a deep stirring inside us we can't explain and our words fall short of the emotions that … Continue reading Bump in the road
Why the cross? – part two
In the last post I talked about how Jesus “became our Sin” on the cross. Hopefully I at least introduced a new way of seeing what “becoming our Sin” really means. I tried to show how the power of Sin is the “Sin” that Paul is talking about. This “Sin” is our lost identity, our … Continue reading Why the cross? – part two
Upside down thinking
Jesus came to deal with and save us from our fallen nature. Contrary to popular opinion that wasn't an effort to make us feel more guilty about a bunch of behavioral and moral issues in our lives. His purpose wasn't to "bring to our attention" a more in-depth and higher fidelity understanding of the sin … Continue reading Upside down thinking
Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!
This month Alancetotheheart is two years old. Wow what a journey it has been. 342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same. That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the "great defender of God's … Continue reading Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!