Category Archives: 1John

Seeing Will Be Becoming

This morning I’m reading in 1 John of a purifying hope (1Jn. 3:3). An anticipation of there and then which has a way of working in us a sanctification here and now. Becoming more like Him because we believe we’re … Continue reading

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Abiding in the Anointing

I’ve been meeting with a couple of guys over recent weeks. Different backgrounds, different current situations, different struggles. But I’ve been talking with both about the same thing–the need for a lifeline. And that lifeline is the word of God. … Continue reading

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An Advocate, Not an Arbiter

Not to minimize his pain, suffering, and confusion, but there’s a lot that Job wasn’t getting right as he entered deeper and deeper into debate with his friends. Although, by God’s own repeated testimony he was a man who “was … Continue reading

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Creamed

I’m really not much of a cream guy. Cream, not like “in my coffee”, but cream like “on my skin”. Sure I’ll SPF 40 out of necessity, ’cause I’m not much of a sunburn guy either. And sometimes, when the … Continue reading

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Where God’s Love Lives

Not only is there not enough room for both of them, they can’t even occupy the same heart at the same time. It’s a mutually exclusive reality. If one is present, then the other is not. And thus, it seems … Continue reading

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Did I Not Tell You?

Whether you consider yourself on the winning side, the losing side, or on no side at all, I can’t imagine that anyone is not in a bit of shock and awe this morning. I didn’t stay up to watch the … Continue reading

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The Active Agency of Abiding

In John 15 Jesus said it was the secret sauce of prayer. He said it was also the key to bearing fruit. In fact, He said, do it and you’ll bear much fruit. Don’t do it and you won’t be … Continue reading

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