Tag: rules

Thomas and the top floor

Thomas was an entry-level executive at a huge company. He had an office on the first floor. His company owned a huge building with 525 floors. The president had an office and lounge and apartment on the top floor. Every new executive was indoctrinated into the ways of the company. The number one goal of…

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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 Ring

A couple are having dinner and there is a disagreement. The man was late for dinner. The woman is upset because they had a scheduled time to meet. The man looks deeply into her eyes and says “I love you and yes I was late but there are things I do that you don’t need…

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Stepping out of the bushes!

Jn 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.  (ESVST) This is it. The purpose of Jesus on the cross, Jesus raised from the dead, the Holy Spirit in our lives… That we would know God! When I miss this truth about God…

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“Pick The Red One” again

In “Pick The Red One” I told you a story about spread sheets and cars and Jesus. Go take a look for yourself. After some comments from readers I want to revisit the story briefly. When Jesus said to pick the red one, there was not a red car on the spread sheet. There were…

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Rebellious Resentment Reaction

You know the scene. Here comes the meltdown. Your teenaged daughter Trish has been way out of control. She has come home late, stayed up late, not done her homework and has a new friend you’re not so sure of. So you “lay down the law” and inflict some punishment for good measure. You take…

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NOTW

I bet everyone who lives in the US knows what NOTW stands for.  This symbol is everywhere. Do we really know what it means?  For the clothes maker it is a symbol of their merchandise.  For the religious it is a declaration that “our good behavior sets us apart from the world’s bad behavior.”  For…

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Growing Up

Remember when you mom or dad said “you just need to grow up?” Did you know that growing up in Christ is not the same as growing up in Adam?  Religion tells us wrongly that we need to grow up and still think like Adam, self-effort.  Our growing up in Christ actually has nothing to…

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