So what did that discussion about the satan being the Accuser have to do with Jesus rebuking Peter with Get behind me, Satan!?? “And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after […]Read More Peter’s Accusation
And this young miracle worker with the power of God is telling him none of it is any good. He’s got to lay down those old wineskins and out new wineskins on. He’s got to re-think everything he’s ever known and taught. Not only that, if he doesn’t re-think everything he’s ever known, if he’s not born […]Read More New Wine
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