The worldviews we have employed, especially as western Christians, have limited us. Our views of God have become myopic. The goal needs to be life WITH God. Skye Jethani in his book, With, lays out the four worldviews we’ve used are summed up in four words:
Over the past week I have been trying to slow down my thoughts and put into motion what I needed to have written 3-4 years ago. It’s been a vision and word that has been urgent, but I’ve been timid. I preached on it and was ignored. That happens all the time anyway, so IContinue reading “Re-evaluating “Living in Babylon””
In Acts 19, Paul finds a handful of people following Jesus and much as they know how to follow at that point in time. He then completes the story for them, baptizes them, and then they are filled with the Spirit. Verse 7 is notable: There were about twelve men in all.
Do you have particular passages of Scripture where you read them over and over, or come to them regularly on a reading schedule, and you are reminded of when God spoke to you in that passage? There are a few passages that are radically life-changing for me. They are passages where in that holy moment somethingContinue reading “Living in the FRESH word of God”
Reading for today: Psalms 131-133, 140, 142 Ex. 7:25-8:19 2 Cor. 3:7-18 Mark 10:17-31 We are being transformed into that same image from one degree of glory to the next degree of glory. (2 Cor. 7:18)
Reading for Today: Ps. 88, 91, 92 Gen. 47:1-26 1 Cor. 9:16-27 Mark 6:47-56 When we left Heights Church at the end of last year, the Lord gave me the thought of being in Troas. When Paul was on his mission and trying to get to certain areas, the Spirit closed the doors until PaulContinue reading “Journey to Troas — The Joy in the Journey”
Let’s get some pet peeves of mine out of the way first. When I see someone write, or hear them say, “Many have been asking…” I automatically think, “No one has been asking…” That’s just my thing.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then youContinue reading “The goal of a powerful life in Christ”
Through Holy Week I have been meditating daily on Scripture through the Book of Common Prayer. There will be some psalms every day, an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading. Today, the reading from Jeremiah 17 exploded into my foggy brain.
Here is the “catch” with the promises of God. We still tend to equate “blessing” with “numbers.”