Celebrate Life

Sometimes, life can seem to be nothing more than a battle between good and evil. Especially so for a Christian. Everything seems to be defined from the lens of redemption. Even joy is to come from suffering for Christ. And yet there lies the catch. The word “seems”. Lest we be caught up in the […]

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Dying to Live

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24).   A quick note on the “deny yourself” part of Matthew 16:24. It’s HARD. “Myself” is a whole set of belief systems, of habits, of pride, of ego accumulated through […]

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Subject – Object

We often start our line of thought with “I want to.. Should I.. Can I..”, unconsciously putting ourselves as the subject of thought we’re pondering. That’s just how an active sentence is formed in English. However, since our thoughts is intricately intertwined with the way we use language (see Poythress’ book “In the Beginning was […]

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Exclusive Fear of God

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24 “If anyone comes to me (Jesus) and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children […]

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Tension

As Christ-followers, we live in the tension between the timefulness and timelessness. That is as close as it gets to eternity on earth. We live in both the temporal tension on earth and eternal rest in God. We are not to be bound by prescribed time-space, but by God, who is master of all. We […]

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Blind Deaf

It’s not that God hasn’t blessed us enough; it’s that we’re blind and deaf to the full extent of His blessings. Go beyond the fog of your concerns and see the world testify of His glory. From Creation out of nothing, sustenance through the Fall, wholly undeserved Redemption from sin, and ultimate hope of Consummation as […]

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Sustenance for Worship

What do we use money for? Or rather, what do we cooperate with each other for (since that is what money facilitates – cooperation)? It seems that sustenance for our worship is the answer. We would pay for whatever sustains us to continue worshipping (see my post “Worship”), regardless of what it is we’re worshipping.  […]

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