Tag Archives: transformation

The Word Had Its Way

Though rebuilt it was still a shadow of the glory it had been in the day. Sure the walls were in place, the gates re-hung, the temple again marked by the ascending smoke of offerings to the Lord, but it … Continue reading

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The Possibility and The Power

It really is an incredible aspiration. One of those goals that’s so out there, you wonder if Paul was serious about thinking anyone could attain it. But if Paul wasn’t serious, then he’s being somewhat melodramatic with the Galatians. A … Continue reading

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The Veil Removed

He was not to be denied. Wouldn’t be ignored. Nobody, but nobody, was going to “Shush!” him. The blind beggar, Bartimaeus, saw an opportunity (pun intended). And by faith–a loud, boisterous, crying out faith–he was going to seize it. “Jesus, … Continue reading

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Under the Influence

A bit overwhelmed this morning. Awestruck, as a truth I’ve known for most of my Christian life hits home with a renewed clarity. I am under the influence. Paul’s pretty clear in my Romans 8 reading this morning: if I … Continue reading

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Put God On, Put God In

Bind it around your neck. Adorn yourself with it. Let yourself be confined by it. Let it tie you up and fence you in. Be marked by it. Put it on. What’s more, write it on your heart. Etch it … Continue reading

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A Team Sport

The goal is lofty. The way to get there though, is within our grasp. Paul writes to the Colossians in order to correct the error which was creeping into their midst and destabilizing their faith. He had already been praying … Continue reading

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Good Theology, Great Transformation

Paul’s concern was less about theology and more about transformation. Not to say that Paul wasn’t contending for the true gospel of God when he wrote the church at Galatia, but, more importantly, he was laboring as an expectant motherĀ about … Continue reading

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