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.
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
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
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
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!