Oct 24, 2017

Drawing Us Back

By |Oct 24, 2017|Christ, Church, Devotionals, Father, Incarnation, Pentecost, Reconciliation, Spirit, Trinity|0 Comments

God reaches out to man to draw man to Himself into the union of oneness (John 17:22-26).  The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son to then draw the world through the Son back to the Father.  The Incarnation, Pentecost, and the Church all have this end in view.  “God was in Christ

Sep 15, 2017

Love’s Power

By |Sep 15, 2017|Cross, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Love, Patience, Perseverance, Reconciliation, Sin|0 Comments

No power is stronger than the power of love.  Hate is no match.  Love even triumphed over those who tried to crucify it on a cross.  When truly experienced, love can melt a heart of stone, break down walls, cover sins, forgive enemies, and reconcile families.  It is the most powerful tool at a parent’s

Apr 13, 2017

Atonement (1)

By |Apr 13, 2017|Atonement, Christ, Devotionals, Father, Holy Week, Reconciliation, Righteousness|0 Comments

The word atonement in English is literally “at-one-ment”.  Theories that make the atonement a mere legal transaction because of the cross miss its fuller and richer meanings.  The idea is that God and man are reconciled.  When we are at-one with Jesus, being baptized into Him, in solidarity with Him, we are at-one with the

Jan 3, 2017

Reconciliation And Worship

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“Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering” Matthew 5:23-24 (NASB).  Because Jesus cares about human relationships, He commands us to

Dec 3, 2016

Tasting God’s Future

By |Dec 3, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Peace, Reconciliation|0 Comments

Christians have “tasted the power of the age to come” (Heb 6:5).  They have tasted the kingdom of peace that anticipates “the lion lying down with the lamb”.  They have tasted the time when “tanks and guns will be melted into farming tools” (Paraphrase of Mic 4:3; Joel 3:10; Isa 2:4).  The words in their

Oct 27, 2016

The Speaking Blood

By |Oct 27, 2016|Atonement, Christ, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Mercy, Reconciliation|0 Comments

Cain killed his brother who was obeying God.  God said to Cain, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground” Gen 4:10.  Jesus was killed for obeying God.  His blood also cries out.  “And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled