Tag: love

WRECKED!

  In my last post I tried to paint a picture of God unpacking Himself to know Himself through us so that what He knew in concept, He wanted to experience as us and it becomes ultimate knowing or experiential knowing…divine truth.  Because we are limited in our temporal reality, we stretch this unpacking over…

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Our Center is Love

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the “Giant Baby.”  You should check it out if you haven’t.  It is a picture of our humanity, our origins, who we really are as one.  In this post I’d like to share another picture. Have you seen one of these Russian nested dolls? I think…

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Love only gives

Love only gives. Love never takes. Jesus once told a story about a father who had two sons. The younger son wanted to leave home and find his independence. The father gave the son the value of his inheritance in cash. The father gave the older son what was left. The father “gave himself completely”…

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Call me crazy

I saw an image, a picture really, or maybe it was a video in my head.  What I saw was Adam, inanimate Adam, the dirt man lying in the arms of God.  This Adam was lifeless but looked like Adam.  Arguably the whole Garden story is a poem and very metaphorical but hang with me…

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To work the works

John 14:11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. 12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. (ESV) What do…

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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 inside job

In the last three posts I talked about some new ways to see “why the cross.”  The cross was a necessary demonstration of God’s love so that mankind could learn to trust Him.  The cross was an expression of God’s nature so mankind could believe in Him and know Him.  The cross was God’s wrath…

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Why the cross?

 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…

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Rewards in Heaven???

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…

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