Tag: power

Hypothesis of Faith

I think most people are familiar with the concept of an experiment.  Think back to your days in chemistry class.  There are the beakers and test tubes neatly arranged on your experiment table.  Maybe you have a bunsen burner fired up, some goggles donned and notebook ready for copious notes (which you never took because…

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Wrong Obsession

Why are we so obsessed with hell anyway? I believe our sin obsession is tied to our hell obsession. If we believe sinning puts us in hell, then we need to stop sinning or find some way to have our sins covered so we don’t go to hell. We need to make others afraid so…

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A Child is Born

God with us Luke 2:10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (ESV) From the beginning, the…

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Godly Judgment

In a number of posts now I have talked about how God is all about relationship.  In “Spoons and Steaks” and “More steak please” we saw how the law is not a means for justification because the law is the wrong tool and justification is relational not behavioral.  Simply said the law is the wrong utensil…

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The POWER of AMEN!

1 Cor 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. (AMP) In the last few posts we have…

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Did can kill able?

Our identity is found in Jesus.  Our ability is found in Jesus.  Our wisdom is found in Jesus.  Our power is found in Jesus.  Our beginnings are found in Jesus. Did you know our “can” kills our “able,” just like Cain who killed Abel?  Abel knew his righteousness was from God through faith: Heb 11:4…

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Water and Spirit

Jesus said this to a religious leader named Nicodemus: Jn 3:3 Jesus answered him, “ Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (ESVST) There have been so many theories that lead to doctrines that contribute to theologies based on this passage. It is really…

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The Infamous Thorn

Maybe you have heard the reference “thorn in my flesh.”  I would say most people have.  I want to use this post to put an end to a few lies concerning this reference.  If this post impacts you, I would encourage you to pass it along.  We have to spread the truth and crush the…

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Hope deferred or assured?

We all have a fairness meter.  You know the thing that goes off when the villain or the oppressive establishment is in control and you cheer for justice.  Then our hero emerges from the impossible condition and rises in victory to save not only himself but everyone else.  Yay!  Isn’t that the backdrop of the…

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Dyno-MITE!

When I hear the word dynamite I can’t help but see JJ on Good Times exclaiming “dyno-MITE!”  Today we might say “amazing” or “awesome” or “brilliant (if you are from the UK).”  There is actually a long history behind the word dynamite apart from the work of Mr. Nobel.  Before it was a type of…

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