Tag: grace

Christians, Law, and GRACE (Part 2 of 3)

Yesterday’s blog post was about law in general and the audience was anyone. Today’s blog post is about moral and spiritual laws and is written specifically for Christians, although I hope anyone who is not a Christian will listen in to this conversation. I want everyone connected with Living Word to understand the depths of […]

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Baptism Celebration Recap

On June 9th we celebrated baptism with members of our church family. This afternoon was a beautiful time of sharing stories of the work of God in the lives of his people.   We believe that baptism is an outward sign of a Christ-follower’s inward commitment, and a step into a life of commitment to […]

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This Just Makes No Sense (At All)…

Which means, this is Jesus-style Christianity and not a watered down, weak, cultural form. I recently came across this prayer that was etched on a wall of one of the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. It was found with the liberation of these death camps. We have no idea who wrote it. O Lord, when […]

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The Backward Look

The 20-20 Hindsight of Heaven (and Hopefully of Maturity on Earth) Life is lived forward but understood backward. I value that insight from Kierkegaard. In the moment, we rarely understand the significance of what we just did and said, nor the ripples that are set in motion. In the moment, we rarely discern the work […]

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Becoming Human

A Short Theological-Spiritual Reflection When I was a sophomore in college, a little book was revolutionary for me. The book was Fully Human, Fully Alive by John Powell. Later, I discovered that phrase had its origins in one of the ancient church theologians (Irenaeus) who said, “For the glory of God is the one fully […]

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