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Playing with fire (Exodus 3:2)

The angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up (Exodus 3:2). …for our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29, quoting Deuteronomy 4:24). … Continue reading

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Dying WITH Jesus

  My last post, He was heard,  was an invitation to die – that is, to face into things that are actually life-giving but feel like they will kill us. I don’t want to leave the message there, though. There’s a second and … Continue reading

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“He was heard” (Hebrews 5:7)

“In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was … Continue reading

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The Gratitude Paradox, Part 2 (James 1:17)

  “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17) In “The Paradox of Practicing Gratitude, Part 1” I described how the Lord had been inviting … Continue reading

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The Gratitude Paradox, Part 1 (1 Chronicles 16:34)

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.” (1 Chr 16:34; 2 Chr 5:13; Ps. 106:1; Ps 107:1; Ps 118:1, 29; Ps 136:1) I must confess that although I’ve been putting the Immanuel Lifestyle into practice … Continue reading

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Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 3)

    Q: Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible (Part 3) A: In Part 1 I addressed an important assumption behind this question. If you haven’t read it, please read Part 1 before returning to finish this … Continue reading

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Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 2)

  Q: Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 2) A: In Part 1 I addressed an important assumption behind this question. If you haven’t read it, please read Part 1 before returning to finish this post. … Continue reading

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Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 1)

  Q: Where can I find Immanuel Prayer in the Bible? (Part 1) A: That is an excellent question. It’s important to evaluate everything we do in light of God’s Word. When we do, we are putting ourselves under His … Continue reading

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