Dec 9, 2017

The Light Of A Star

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“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness could not put it out…This was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man” John 1:4-5, 9 (NASB).  A star pointed to the One who is the “Bright and Morning Star”.

Nov 16, 2017

Lovers Of Darkness

By |Nov 16, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Father, Light, Sin, Truth|0 Comments

We blame lots of things for the sin of the world.  The problem is that people love sin; they love darkness because it hides their sin.  By the work of the Spirit, these persons can flee the darkness and go to the Light.  By conversion, they can become lovers of the Light and the Truth. 

Nov 15, 2017

Light Expelling Darkness

By |Nov 15, 2017|Christ, Creation, Devotionals, Life, Light, New Creation|0 Comments

The parallels between the creation story in Genesis 1 and John’s new creation story in John 1 are amazing.  The first command in Genesis 1 is “let there be light.”  At this command darkness went away.  John tells us that Jesus is the Light Whom the darkness could not overcome/extinguish.  Jesus’ life enters our life

Nov 13, 2017

Light Out Of Darkness

By |Nov 13, 2017|Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Healing, Inner healing, Light|0 Comments

In Mother Teresa’s biography, we learn that she lived her life with a private, deep blackness that often oppressed her.  Yet she lived her life with a smile lifting up to the world the Light of Christ.  She came to accept this blackness as her cross.  We can serve God out of our problems and

Nov 8, 2017

The Face of God

By |Nov 8, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Divine Likeness, Father, Light|0 Comments

The Psalmist cried out to see the face of God.  “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?” Psalm 42:2 (NRSV).  Moses wanted to see the face of God but could not (Exodus 33:20-23).  The face of God that the Psalmist and Moses did

Oct 30, 2017

At-One With God

By |Oct 30, 2017|Atonement, Christ, Cross, Devotionals, Father, Fellowship, Light, Sin, Spirit, Trinity|0 Comments

Atonement theories that stop with the cross rob the atonement of the beautiful big picture given to us in the NT.  Atonement places us into solidarity with the loving Savior (Romans 3:6-5), so much so that we are “in Christ”.  Because we have been reconciled to God, we have peace with God and are now

Oct 19, 2017

Wake Up!

By |Oct 19, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Light|0 Comments

“Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” Ephesians 5:14b.  The context of this verse is for the sinner to come out of the deeds of darkness to the Light of Christ.  Sleepers are not aware of where they are and what they are doing.  Individual Christians and congregations can fall

Jul 19, 2017

The Light

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John deliberately begins his gospel as a parallel to the Genesis creation story.  John tells us how the Word existed before the world and that the Word created the world.  Both books start with, “In the beginning”.  Another striking parallel is that of light.  “Let there be light” and “There was the true Light which,

Jun 3, 2017

The Church’s Grand Opening

By |Jun 3, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Incarnation, Light, Love, Pentecost, Spirit|0 Comments

The Church had its grand opening at Pentecost.  Its opening was not about marketing but about launching an earth-wide mission.  It is about the beginning of New Israel, where Jew and Gentile together would become the one new chosen people, who are chosen to be lights and evangels to those who sit in darkness.  It

May 25, 2017

Richer Than We Know

By |May 25, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Encouragement, Father, God's Word, Guidance, Hope, Intercession, Life, Light, Love, Peace, Spirit, Word of God|0 Comments

The Book teaches, if we will listen!  The Spirit guides, if we will follow.  The Father loves, if we can grasp it.  The Son is interceding for us, if we can appreciate it.  The Bread of Heaven and the Water of Life sustains us.  The Light of the World enables us to see.  The peace