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Behavior: It’s Not About Modification, It’s Resurrection

You’re worried about permissiveness—about the way the preaching of grace seems to say it’s okay to do all kinds of terrible things as long as you just walk in afterward and take the free gift of God’s forgiveness… While you and I may be worried about seeming to give permission, Jesus apparently wasn’t. He wasn’t afraid of giving the prodigal son a kiss instead of a lecture, a party instead of probation; and he proved that by bringing in the elder brother at the end of the story and having him raise pretty much the same objections you do. He’s angry about the party. He complains that his father is lowering standards and ignoring virtue—that music, dancing, and a fattened calf are, in effect, just so many permissions to break the law. And to that, Jesus has the father say only one thing: “Cut that out! We’re not playing good boys and bad boys anymore. Your brother was dead and he’s alive again.” The name of the game from now on is resurrection, not bookkeeping.

Robert Capon, BETWEEN NOON AND THREE

Whoa.

Let’s take a breath.

There’s a lot here to chew on.

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Anchor: What Happens When You Put Your Hope in Something?

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Hope is the tether/anchor to the Divine.

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We’ve talked about hope on this blog before. But, hope is the only thing we have in the current life to keep us going.

16-20 Among men it is customary to swear by something greater than themselves. And if a statement is confirmed by an oath, that is the end of all quibbling. So in this matter, God, wishing to show beyond doubt that his plan was unchangeable, confirmed it with an oath. So that by two utterly immutable things, the word of God and the oath of God, who cannot lie, we who are refugees from this dying world might have a source of strength, and might grasp the hope that he holds out to us. This hope we hold as the utterly reliable anchor for our souls, fixed in the very certainty of God himself in Heaven, where Jesus has already entered on our behalf, having become, as we have seen, “High Priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek”.

Hebrews 6:19-20, J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

Hope is the anchor that is securely fixed on God himself! Nothing can remove this hope because nothing can move God.

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Seeds: How To Plant to Get the Most Fruit

Seeds produce trees. Trees produce fruit. Fruit feeds people.

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Once you can get off the floor from this amazing revelation, let’s talk.

You can’t really tell what kind of tree comes from a seed. You can’t tell the amount of fruit that will come from a seed. You never know where the pollen will travel that comes from a seed.

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Mercies: How To Be Thankful for Mornings

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Mercy is brand new every morning.

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… and the church said, “Amen and Hallelujah!

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Different: Three Things We Get Wrong about the Gospel

This is a guest post by my friend, Blaise Foret. You can learn more about him and all that he’s involved with at the end of this post.


Religion and Jesus are often confused for one another. And I don’t blame people for making this mistake because so often the most religiously minded people use the name of Jesus to justify their ideas.

But the truth is Jesus Christ and ole’ time religion are very different.

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Restoration: Will Things Ever Get Better?

This is part of my manifesto series.
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There is restoration from mistakes.

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I’ve made mistakes in the past. I’ll make mistakes in the future. I’ve made mistakes today. We all do.

Mistakes

Quick poll: Who reading this hasn’t made any mistakes?

…. No one?

Ok, good. We all in the same boat.

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Realize: Lessons About God from a Chair and Candy

My daily goal should be to live in the fully-known smile of God. He’s always smiling at me, I may just not always realize it.
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I remember when I was a kid, going to an older couple home and in between their La-Z-Boy’s was a big bowl of candy. A whole bowl! Ready and waiting to be eaten. The Psalmist David says of God that He has endless pleasures at His right hand. I think it looks something like that bowl and the La-Z-Boy’s.

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Matters: How To Think Better About Yourself

This is part of my manifesto series.
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Who God says I am is the only opinion that matters.
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On the surface, this could sound a lot like what we talked about last week. But, it’s actually a little deeper.

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Pardon | BobbyShirley.com

Pardon: How To Unnerve People With the Truth

Forgiveness, or pardon, is not heaven any more than a medicine is health. Pardon is proclaimed freely and universally; it is perfectly gratuitous, unconditional and unlimited. But heaven is limited to those who are sanctified by the belief of the pardon.
Thomas Erskine, The Unconditional Freeness of the Gospel

While deep down I believe this statement, it still makes me a little nervous. It doesn’t make me nervous because of the potentiality that it’s a lie, but because of the potentiality that it’s the truth!

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Identity: How To Forget Who You Are

This is part of my manifesto series.
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I am not who I’ve always believed I am.
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Doppelganger

Doppelganger is a big word that means, “Either of two people who physically resemble each other very much.” So, why use that word? When you came to Christ you became a brand new creature. Not just a new person. Not the “new and improved” you.

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