June 16, 2020
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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?” (John 14:8-9)

You can hear the disappointment in Jesus’ voice...

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June 15, 2020
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“You will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.” (Isaiah 62:2)

Many times in the biblical narrative, God changes someone’s name to reflect who they really are or to highlight their transformation. Abram (...

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June 14, 2020
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The gospel says that we, who are God's beloved, created a cosmic crisis. It says we, too, were stolen from our True Love and that he launched the greatest campaign in the history of the world to get us back. God created us for intimacy with him....

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June 13, 2020
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“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Gal. 6:14).
 
The Greek word here for “the world” we are crucified to is kosmos...
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June 12, 2020
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Life is now a battle and a journey. As Eugene Peterson reminds us, “We must fight the forces that oppose our becoming whole; we must find our way through difficult and unfamiliar territory to our true home.” It’s not that there aren’t joy and...

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June 11, 2020
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But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,...
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June 10, 2020
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However strong a castle may be, if a treacherous party resides inside (ready to betray at the first opportunity possible), the castle cannot be kept safe from the enemy. Traitors occupy our own hearts, ready to side with every temptation and to...

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June 09, 2020
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When God creates Eve, he calls her an ezer kenegdo. “It is not good for the man to be alone, I shall make him [an ezer kenegdo]” (Gen. 2:18 Alter). Hebrew scholar Robert Alter, who has spent years translating the book...
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June 08, 2020
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To make room for God to fill the vessel of our soul, we have to begin moving out some of the unnecessary clutter that continually accumulates there like the junk drawer in your kitchen. Everybody has a junk drawer, that black hole for car keys,...

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June 07, 2020
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book “Becoming a King”

Years ago I came across a very revealing story recounted by Gordon Dalby. He told of a nun who worked in a men’s prison. One year she brought some...

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June 06, 2020
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“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to...
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June 05, 2020
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There is only the kingdom, friends. Everything else will slip through your fingers, no matter how strong your grasp. Why do we fight this hope, keeping it at arm’s length? We nod in appreciation but ask it to stay outside our yard. It is as...
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June 04, 2020
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book “Becoming a King”

The context of the journey of deliverance from the false self and restoration of the true self is unique, but the process is universal. It begins with...

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June 03, 2020
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When the religious (spirit) is operating, knowing about God substitutes for knowing God. And therefore, teaching is exalted. Church feels like a seminar—could be intellectual, could be motivational. Good content is what matters. Doctrine is...
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June 02, 2020
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book “Becoming a King”

The first doorway we must travel through on our path toward becoming a king is to choose sonship. It is a choice.

Are we willing to become our...

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June 01, 2020
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What we call “Christianity” is an invasion
 
The Kingdom of God is advancing into the kingdom of darkness, a campaign to ransom people and the earth God intended us to rule. For the Son of Man came to seek and...
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May 31, 2020
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I’ve always wondered why Jesus, having healed someone, would immediately tell them to keep quiet about it. After giving two blind men perfect vision, “Jesus warned them sternly, ‘See that no one knows about this’” (Matt. 9:30). Warned them...

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May 30, 2020
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Jesus was walking to Jairus’s house, but he didn’t go alone. A crowd went with him. He was being jostled, pushed against, pressed into when suddenly he stopped and asked the seemingly ridiculous question, “Who touched me?” 

A woman came...

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May 29, 2020
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book “Becoming a King”

The narrow way is filled with story after story of God unearthing a man’s desire—and then hiding him. David was told he’d be king, then spent the next...

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May 28, 2020
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God gives us dozens of encounters every day, opportunities to be honest about what motivates us. What we do with them is up to us.
 
This is how he honors us. When God created each of us, he gave us a will, and that...
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