Tag Archives: in Christ

For the Sake of Another

He crossed the line. Eventually Solomon’s unlimited wealth and unbridled passion caught up with him, “for when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his … Continue reading

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Enriched

Three words. That’s what I’m chewing on this morning. Two of those words popping, I’m sure, because of a book I’ve been reading by Rankin Wilbourne on the doctrine of our Union with Christ — in which one of the … Continue reading

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The God of My Life

In one sense it strikes me as an apt psalm for expressing some of the collateral damage experienced during a pandemic. As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for … Continue reading

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As He Is So Also Are We

It’s one of those “in the shadow” verses. A verse which, at least in my experience, more often than not is eclipsed by the better known verse which follows it. So often, I can be in such a rush to … Continue reading

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And So We Are

Identity. Much discussion these days on our identity. For many, over the past several weeks the focus has been whether there’s an (R) or a (D) after someone’s name. People so labeled by partisan politics that to attach a letter … Continue reading

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On Being John’s Partners

John introduces himself not only as a brother, but as a partner. A companion of common experience. A fellow participant. Surely, as he wrote, he was thinking of those not on the island who were experiencing some of the same … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Identity

It was the last thing they expected. In a journey of many unexpected turns, they didn’t see this turn coming. In three years of seeing innumerable signs and wonders performed, they could never have conceived witnessing this. With every paradigm … Continue reading

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The Obedience and Optics of Blamelessness

Complete. Whole. Without blemish. Without fault. Blameless. Not a word you really ever see in someone’s bio. Certainly not one you’re gonna see in mine. Unless . . . Came across the attribute, blameless, in two of my readings this … Continue reading

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#WeAre

I’m increasingly aware that we operate out of a sense of who we are. That our identity, or our perceived identity, will dictate our values, our priorities, and our behaviors. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that if we have … Continue reading

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Dead to Sin and Alive to God

Chewing on Romans 6 this morning. In the last couple of chapters Paul’s been explaining how Christ’s death for us has made possible a righteousness received by faith. That by believing that Christ died for our sin on the cross, … Continue reading

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