Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Flood of Dissipation

Our last post included a quote from I Peter chapter 4.  I include it again here, extending it to verses 1 through 5.  “Therefore, since Christ has suffered death in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because … Continue reading

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“Holiness Befits Thy House”

“Holiness befits Thy house, O Lord, forevermore” (Psalm 93:5).  God’s dwelling place is adorned or decorated with holiness.  It has the aura of holiness.  It has the look and feel of holiness.  It has the taste and smell of holiness.  It is … Continue reading

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Facing Adversity

The blessing of adversity is not an oxymoron.  The goal of these posts on prosperity and adversity is not to depress us.  The promise of adversity is not for us to adopt an Eeyore-like attitude of “woe is me,” looking … Continue reading

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Prosperity and Adversity – One More Thought

“This, I command you, that you love one another.  If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you.  If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you … Continue reading

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Prosperity and Adversity

When I took my first full-time job out of college, we moved to Dallas, Texas, the prosperity teaching capital of the world.  This health and wealth gospel was foreign to me and to the auto workers and farmers and bus … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames

In the Old Testament, the experience of God’s presence was largely geographic.  He appeared in the Holy Land, the Holy City, and the Holy of Holies in the Holy Temple.  On more than one occasion, God’s presence was indicated by … Continue reading

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It is About You

The most succinct summary of the gospel message starts with, “For God so loved the world, that…” (Jn 3:16).  God’s immeasurable love for the world drove Him to complete the verse with “…He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever … Continue reading

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Authority and Friendship

Grace based parenting is about finding the balance between love and control, celebration and responsibility, relationship and instruction, truth and grace.  It is about developing a well-rounded relationship with your children as both their authority figure and their friend.  It … Continue reading

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New Identity Parenting

When we have been captured by the message of our supernatural identity in Christ, it will have a dramatic effect on our parenting.  What we bring to the parenting equation in our natural man is a volatile mixture of sin … Continue reading

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