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The Power Jesus Refused

This entry is part 17 of 26 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 17 of 26 in the series Gospel   The cross stands in stark contrast to the other forms of power which the devil tempted Jesus to use. As Jesus begins his public ministry, the devil tempts him in three ways (Matt. 4:1-11). Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen frame the temptations in […]

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The Cross as Model for Mission

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series The Jesus Model

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series The Jesus Model   In this series we’re exploring how the six-chapter Jesus Story (manger/incarnation, cross/crucifixion, tomb/resurrection, ascension, Pentecost and Parousia) become the means for living into our two-fold mission of loving God and loving others. The Jesus Story is a kind of “pattern” which […]

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Ten Minute Transformation: Small Spiritual Steps that Revolutionize Your Life (2013) (Chalice Press-read Chapter 1 Free) (also at Amazon)   Prayers from the Pit: What the Ten Prayers of Jesus Teach About Praying in Times of Pain (2010) (21st Century Christian – read Chapter 1 free) (Amazon also) Clear, down-to-earth, user-friendly and user-realistic, Altrock’s study of […]

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Prayer from Psalm 136: Persevering Passion

This entry is part 142 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms

This entry is part 142 of 158 in the series Prayers from the Psalms One thing I know for sure, Lord–your passion for people perseveres. It was your passion for people that drove you to craft humankind and create our home. That same passion compelled you to choose and champion a nation that would bless all nations. We’ve […]

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