Put Off/Put On

In yesterday’s sermon, we looked at Psalm 40, which is a “Psalm of Reorientation.” This particular psalm talks about some very practical ways we are called to embrace the new life God gives us when we fully embrace His resurrection power. The language King David uses in verse 8 implies that God wants us to take His Word inside of us, to the core of who we are.[1] He wants ...

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The Voice of Silence

Any time a period of spiritual silence comes into our lives, our natural tendency is to fight against it rather than enter into it. We also tend to think these moments of silence come to us because God is angry with us, rather than God loving us enough to draw us into a period of silence so that He can speak into our lives in a new way. This is ...

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Sidetracked

A few weeks ago I introduced the concept of hesed and said that this is the purpose of every Christian. We can boil down who we are to be and what we are to do into two basic ideas: love God and love others. This would seem to be pretty simple when you think about it, but a lot of times we get sidetracked from our primary purpose in this ...

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Broken Mirrors

SPOILER ALERT: IF YOU ARE A LOST FAN AND HAVE NOT SEEN THE LATEST EPISODE CALLED “LIGHTHOUSE” (FROM 2/23/10), DO NOT READ THIS BLOG. YOU CAN’T SAY THAT YOU WEREN’T WARNED. A mirror is a funny thing if you think about it. It is a truth teller that can make you upset with yourself or feel good about things. If you spend too much time looking into a mirror we ...

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