Tag Archives: obedience to God

Starting in the Harvest


Our making of disciples flows out of our life with God, to be certain. Yet in some ways, the order needs to be inverted as well: Only as we make disciples are we perfected in the faith. As we reach … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Gifts


Let’s start today by revisiting Jesus’ commissioning of the seventy-two from a few weeks ago. The seventy-two certainly had something to rejoice in when they used the gifts they had received: “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name” … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Blessings


Our new lives in Christ are just beginning. We are changed; but we are eternally far from finished. “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ … Continue reading

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Lay It Down: The Book — It’s ALIVE!


You can get the full information here, but for now, here’s the back story: After close-but-no-cigar rounds with a couple publishers I respect (and that you’d recognize) – and a few more just plain frustrating rounds with agents – I’ve … Continue reading

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Of Obedience, “Hidden Tendencies,” and the Grace in Between


I’m currently in the process of my half-dozenth or so go-round with Watchman Nee’s The Spiritual Man. If y’r familiar with the book (and even if you’re not), it may not be Summa Theologica or Institutes of the Christian Religion … Continue reading

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Living Out of Death


Let me eat when I’m hungry let me drink when I’m dry two dollars when I’m hard up religion when I die… —”Moonshiner,” traditional (via Dylan and esp. Uncle Tupelo, in my case) Religion, in its truest form, is for … Continue reading

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Children of the Promise


I’ve been coming across our title phrase—or rather, it’s been coming across me—a lot lately (Rom. 9:8, Gal. 4:28). How do we live like “children of promise”? One way to look at it also came across me lately… As I’ve … Continue reading

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