We’ve seen Jesus call his first disciples, Peter and Andrew, John and James, overwhelming them with a huge catch of fish. And ever since they’ve been fishing for men…We’ve seen the leper healed and cleansed from his disease, so overwhelmed and changed by his encounter with Jesus there was just no way to keep him […]Read More Who’s it For, Anyway?
Hello all! I’ve been off here for a few weeks. No single reason, just struggling in some ways, needed a rest in some ways. Needed to get some clarity in other ways. I do feel i am in a better place mentally than i was a few weeks ago, so I’m ready to come back […]Read More Too Good not to Share!
For example, how many of you confess that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead? (I do, I do!). You confess this because it is revealed to you. It is revealed to you and you respond with an affirmation of faith and you say Yes, Jesus Christ is raised from the dead and He is Lord! Now explain how […]Read More Enter the Mystery
“This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:32 ESV. Mystery. In the modern world, referring to the last 400 years (and some of you are wondering what’s so modern about that?), in modernity, after the scientific revolution, mystery was something to be done away with. Mystery […]Read More Revelation and Mystery
“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” Romans 8:29 ESV “Those who follow Christ are destined to bear his image, and to be the brethren of the first-born Son of God. Their goal is […]Read More Tired of Ugly
God speaks to our weariness through Jesus. We are caught up in a system of acquisition and achievement, and everybody’s rated and graded and stratified and we’re giving out medals…you’re on the top or bottom, you’re upper, you’re middle, you’re lower, all based on acquisition and achievement. We find ourselves as the human race […]Read More A Word to be Heard
That’s what Jesus is as the gardener. That is what we are to be as his living body in the world, a river flowing, getting deeper and wider, eventually spreading the life abundant to the whole world. In our wake should be green meadows filled with renewed life, not a barren desert we can call […]Read More Garbage Dumps to Gardens
Continuing my look at John as Second Genesis So, Behold the man on the sixth day, as Pilate says of Jesus, and after six hours suffering upon the cross, He lifts up His voice and what does he say? “It is finished,” John 19:30 ESV. Not to give it all away, but what is finished? New heavens, […]Read More City of God
The kingdom of the world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and His King, Christ. God has acted within history to set His king on the throne forever, amen. This is the gospel they preached. This is what they went about announcing…. But in Thessalonica, the Christians are called For those making the […]Read More The Great Hope of the World
We’ll get straight into the scripture for the next miracle of Jesus. “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that […]Read More Jesus and Karma