Tag: joy

What Now? – signs point to something

sign: an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else. wonder: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. miracle: a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work…

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The Hope Dimension

Everyone has seen a “cube” drawn on a piece of paper.  The drawing is a two-dimensional representation (flat paper with two directions say x and y) but you can “see” the third dimension.  The picture is the projection of the cube onto another “dimension” of space.  Can you hear the Twilight Zone music playing right…

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What is our death, really?

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV) So my “death” is liberating but in a…

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Light through the good-bad

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made.  That which was made in it was life, and the life was the light of men.…

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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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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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Really Good News

The gospel is “good news” by definition.  The word gospel means “good news.”  So you have to ask yourself what is the “good news” that everyone is talking about?  What is the gospel?  There are so many opinions it will likely confuse you if you search Google or pick up a study Bible and read…

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Book of Remembrance

When I was a little kid I lived in the “mid south.”  That is what the weather man called it on the news. He would point to the map and say “sunny in the morning with a chance of showers in the afternoon over the entire mid south region.”  We lived in Memphis Tennessee. Apparently…

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Why does Jesus weep?

Is there bad news in Heaven?  Is there bad news in the Kingdom of Heaven?  Paul said that the Kingdom of Heaven is righteousness (the approval of God), peace (when all essential parts are joined together) and joy (be favorably disposed) in the Holy Spirit.  I don’t see any bad news in the list.  Walking…

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