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 … Continue reading Why the cross?
I've been spending time in the parables with Jesus and Robert Capon. It has been a fantastic journey of revelation. The more I peer into the parables with the mind of Christ I see something so powerful about His way of communicating. Actually you can see Jesus use similar techniques in His ministry in general. He … Continue reading Jesus Judo Move
Todd White will often say "if you squeeze an orange you would expect orange juice. So if you squeeze a Christian you would expect Christ to come out." I may have the words a little off but the concept is right. When you squeeze someone who says they believe in Jesus you would expect Jesus … Continue reading Jesus Juice
You know the courtroom scene. There is the criminal found guilty and the judge is about to pass judgement and sentence the guy for punishment. Then the judge does a strange thing and says "you are free to go." Now this guy is guilty, really guilty. He did rob the bank and shoot the teller and ... … Continue reading The Gifts of Mercy and Grace
In the last post I presented an itemized list of concepts associated with the dorea gift of Jesus on the cross versus the charisma gift of Jesus in you. Check it out. In this post lets take a quick look at one of those concepts: Anointed. This can be a very churchy word I know … Continue reading I pick…you!