New Wine and the Heart

It's impossible to be clothed with "layers of new" when we are still clothed with the clunky, obsolete, and awkward layers of the old.

New wine will always burst when clothed in the layers of old.

Why? The old lacks…

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The Servant and The Son

This might seem minor. But it’s actually major.

What’s the difference in the roles of a servant and a son? Well. Think of it in context of a massive mansion or estate.

The servant, in honor, serves and cares for…

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Destroying The Body, The Temple

Like it or not, the devil is a legalist or an accuser. He uses the written word against us to bring demonic charges.

Here is an example.

“Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit…

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That’s Not Fair

Ever discipline a child for their betterment and hear, “that’s not fair!”

Much the same, as The Lord grows us towards maturity, often our response is, “that’s not fair!”

I’m sorry. But fairness isn’t a biblical construct.



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God is GOOD

I’ve spent the last few days praying and reflecting on the nearly dying and choking thing. I’m incredibly grateful, and as a teacher, I believe God has given me a powerful message from it.

First, there is no way I…

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Put Him in Remembrance

For the easily offended, this post isn't for you :) 

Yes, sin has been put away (Hebrews 9:26-28). Yes, sin was dealt with at the cross. Yes, sin has been cast as far as the east is from the west…

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God is Good (Covenant)

So, I‘m still processing and praying through this, but I almost died yesterday afternoon. For real. 

I was all alone eating sticky, chewy salted caramel fudge/toffee stuff. I ate way too much too fast, I didn’t chew it well enough,…

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All In

I didn’t say it. Jesus did. 

Another of the 👉 disciples said to him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” Matthew…

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Olive Oil

Paul says in Romans 11 that the believing Gentiles have been grafted into ... an OLIVE tree. These are slow, steady growing fruit bearing trees that are deeply representative of the land of Israel.

* The roots/tree trunk are Jesus.…

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Not So Fast

When God has you in a season of deep maturation and growth, there is nothing you can do to get out of it.

You can:
Relocate your home 
Get a different job
Create new routines 
Attend a new church 

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The More

Ok, I was going to keep my mouth shut - but that’s apparently not my strong point.

I’ve seen multiple comments about Asbury College mocking hunger for more of God. Comments such as “we have all that we are going…

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The Heart Thinks

Yes, the heart thinks – this is an area I believe grace teaching sadly misses - and I’d like to describe what this looks like biblically.

First and foremost, according to Hebrews 4:12-13, the word or message of God itself…

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