Chosen

From John 15, Jesus speaking: “You do not choose me, but I choose you, and I place you . . . I choose you out of the world, therefore the world is hating you.” From 1 Corinthians 1: “You are observing your calling, brothers, that not many are wise down flesh, not many are powerful, […]

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Spirit, through the Belief

From Galatians 3: “Down as Abraham believes God, and it is reckoned into righteousness to him, be knowing, consequently, that the ones out of belief, these are sons of Abraham. The writing, yet, perceiving before that God is justifying the nations out of belief, brings a good message before to Abraham that, “All the nations […]

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aidios vs. aionios

“Aidios” was a first century Greek expression that meant “eternal”. It was reportedly used by Jews such as the Pharisees who believed that God does eternal punishment. But “aidios” is not found in any of the Greek manuscripts translated as the New Testament. In those manuscripts, we instead see “aionios”, a term which is an […]

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A Prayer

Father, open the floodgates of heaven. Pour your spirit into the thirsty planet. Give drink to the thirsty, food to the hungry, health to the sick, clothes to the destitute, shelter to the homeless, peace to the disturbed, life to the dead, salvation to your holy ones, and correction to the wicked, to teach them […]

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God is Good

From Mark 10: “. . . one running toward him and falling on his knees toward him, inquired of him, “Good teacher, what shall I be doing, that I may be lot-appropriating durative life?” Yet Jesus said to him, “Why are you saying I am good? No one is good except one, God.” From Romans […]

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The Counsel of God

From 1 Timothy 2,Paul to Timothy: “First of all, I am entreating for petitions, prayers, pleadings, thanks to be done, over all humans, over kings and all of the ones in superiority, that we may be leading a quiet and mild life in all devoutness and gravity. This is ideal and welcome in the sight […]

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The Fountain of Life

The freely flowing fountain of the life of God in redeemed humans is the solution to every problem. It’s the one thing avoided at all cost, until it becomes an unavoidable necessity. Yahweh told Jeremiah, “My people have forsaken me, the fountain of life, to dig cisterns that don’t hold water.” Why did they do […]

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