Category Archives: Transformation

“Son of Unclean”

July 30 “Immediately he recovered his sight and followed (Jesus) on the way.” (Mark 10:52) Remember that scene from Rocky 2 where Rocky is running through the streets of Philadelphia. Before long he is joined by some neighborhood kids… and … Continue reading

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The Gardens of God

July 21 “He restores my soul…” (Psalm 23:3a) Yesterday, we talked about seeds – how they are like thoughts sown into our minds and hearts – and how the “plants” from those seeds affect our lives. But what if an … Continue reading

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The New You, Nurtured

July 19 “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Prov. 4:23) I enjoy gardening. There is something satisfying in bringing living things from the earth (and enjoying the fruits of those labors). I … Continue reading

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Seed of Life

July 18 “…Our inner self is being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16) Before we move on from this topic of our personal renewal – I wanted to give you one more picture that could be helpful in understanding … Continue reading

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Renewal…

July 17 I really need to clarify an obvious objection to what we have been discussing… God’s work in us can certainly seem like a gradual work – so when we hear someone declaring God’s immediate work in us… it … Continue reading

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Useful for the Now

July 14 “Put off your old self… and put on the new self…” (from Eph. 4:22-24) When it comes to our relationship with God, it is so important to have the right mindset. At the heart of the gospel message … Continue reading

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A God of Immediacy; part 2

July 12 “And God said… And it was so.” (Genesis 1) God has revealed Himself, in the Bible, to be a God of immediacy. This changes everything. We are not now constantly waiting for God to fix us or complete … Continue reading

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