March 31, 2024
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Late resurrection Sunday, the two fellows from the Emmaus road come rushing back to town to tell the others they have seen Jesus alive. Let’s pick up the story there:


While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood...

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March 30, 2024
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Jesus’ silence before Pilate is stunning. The cynical little martinet dares to ask Jesus, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Jesus doesn’t even bother answering. He just stares at Pilate, letting him make the next move. You know how the story goes —...

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March 29, 2024
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Most people assume that the Cross is the total work of Christ. The two go hand in hand in our minds — Jesus Christ and the Cross; the Cross and Jesus Christ. The Resurrection is impressive, but kind of ... an afterthought. It was needed...

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March 28, 2024
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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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March 27, 2024
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Jesus said we must take up our cross and die to the supremacy of Self every single day, probably many times a day (see Matthew 10:38; 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23; 14:27).
We must crucify the exalted, offended Self, that’s clear. But what...

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March 26, 2024
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If we choose the way of desire, our greatest enemy on the road ahead is not the Arrows, nor Satan, nor our false lovers. The most crippling thing that besets the pilgrim heart is simply forgetfulness, or more accurately, the failure to remember....

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March 25, 2024
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A personal walk with God comes to us through wisdom and revelation. You will soon discover that we need both.

For a moment the King's grief and anger were so great that he could not speak. Then he said: "Come, friends. We must go up the...

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March 24, 2024
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The Religious Spirit has turned discipleship into a soul-killing exercise of principles. Most folks don’t even know they can walk with God, hear his voice. He’s stigmatized counseling as a profession for sick patients, and so the wounds of our...

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March 23, 2024
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The Search is for more of God in our lives as a growing, operational reality. There are a few critical things to believe in order to make this search go well. First off, we must be confident that God wants to give us more of himself. (Do...

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March 22, 2024
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As our soul grows in the love of God and journeys forth toward him, our heart's capacities also grow and expand: "Thou shalt enlarge my heart" (Ps. 119:32 KJV). But the sword cuts both ways. While our heart grows in its capacity for pleasure, it...

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March 21, 2024
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Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. (Ephesians 2:4–5)


It’s important to grasp what’s taking place in the world, so you know how to live and how to respond. Hatred has...

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March 20, 2024
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Winter tarries long at six thousand feet. Here in the Rocky Mountains, spring comes late and fitfully. We had snow again last week—the second week in May. I've come to accept that spring here is really a wrestling match between winter and summer...

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March 19, 2024
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Remember that little guy I told you about, with the shiny boots and a pair of six-shooters? The best part of the story is that it wasn't all pretend. I had a place to live out those dreams. My grandfather, my father's father, was a cowboy. He...

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March 18, 2024
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You are the son of a kind, strong, and engaged Father, a Father wise enough to guide you in the Way, generous enough to provide for your journey, offering to walk with you every step.

This is perhaps the hardest thing for us to believe —...

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March 17, 2024
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The resurrection of Jesus was the first of many, the forerunner of our own. He paved the way, as the saying goes.
The fact is that Christ has been raised from the dead. He has become the first of a great harvest of those who will be raised...

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March 16, 2024
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“‘For this people’s heart has become calloused;

        they hardly hear with their ears,

        and they have closed their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,

        hear with their ears,

       ...

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March 15, 2024
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.

 

 

[John]   I’d love to share what thirty years of marriage (and twenty counseling young people) has...

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March 14, 2024
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Your heart is going to grow for the kingdom, more and more as you mature, which allows us to receive more and more of God and enjoy so much more of the life he’s giving. But this can be very disorienting if you don’t understand what’s...

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March 13, 2024
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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...

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March 12, 2024
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I am haunted by the stories of people who make the summit of Everest. Such incredible devotion is required, such total focus of body, soul, and spirit. Reaching the top of the world's tallest mountain becomes for those who try the central driving...

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