Matt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (ESV) Verses like that have been used by religion to put fear into people’s lives. When fear comes, love has no chance. That is why perfect love casts out fear. How … Continue reading The Kingdom of Love
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 … Continue reading What Now? – signs point to something
Have you ever been late to a party or something you had been looking forward to? You know the scene. You leave early so you can get a good parking spot. You hit every light perfectly and your mind is racing with anticipation. Then you turn the corner and "what?" There are cars parked everywhere. … Continue reading Where is my Hell!?!?
Mat 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (ESVST) Why do we read this verse in its negative contrast? What I mean is why do we say that the reward is conditional on the suffering? Here is another question: why do … Continue reading Rewards in Heaven???
For those regular readers I am off to Jordan today for a week of loving on refugees from Syria and living in the intoxicating presence of Him with others from the US and Jordan. John Crowder is leading the trip so I expect some amazing stories for my return. So for the next 10 days … Continue reading The perfect starting point…new perspectives