Part 2: A Living Mystery

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:13 NIV) In my last blog I talked about how life sometimes feels like we’re “living a mystery.” This world can be confusing, God can feel distant or hidden at times, and we don’t know what danger could be lurking around the corner. All of this can lead to us feeling overwhelmed ...

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The Dying Church

“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.” (Colossians 1:6 NLT) Bill Hybels has a line that he is famous for often repeating that goes something along the lines of, “I believe the local church is ...

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The Scandal of the Particular

“Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’” (John 14:8–10 NIV) One thought about Advent (which in part is the celebration of the incarnation) that has been lost on many ...

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Your Part in His Story

“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16–17 NIV) Part of the celebration of Advent (which is the Christian celebration of the coming of Christ) is that we find our purpose in ...

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