Freedom to Love | Galatians 5:14

Read Galatians 5:14. Love. God sent his son to be incarnated love. Incarnate means made into flesh, made plain, made visible, factual, real. It’s a theological word, and it’s never used in the Bible. The [...]

By |2019-07-22T16:35:29-06:00December 29th, 2018|

Freedom while in Captivity | John 8:36

Read John 8:36. Throughout history, God’s people have been proclaiming freedom while in captivity. Israel sings praise songs to God while locked in slavery under Egyptian rule. At the mercy of the wilderness, Israel still [...]

By |2019-07-22T16:35:29-06:00December 27th, 2018|

Hoping for Freedom | Hebrews 2:14-15

Read Hebrews 2:14-15. Centuries of oppression. The Israelites experienced hundreds of years of being conquered and oppressed. It’s easy to say they brought it on themselves, especially after what they were told in Leviticus 26. [...]

By |2019-07-22T16:35:30-06:00December 24th, 2018|

Suffering with the Spirit | Romans 5:1-5

Read Romans 5:1-5. When it comes to expectations this time of year, we are often like those kids in the famous Night Before Christmas poem, where “visions of sugar plums danced in their heads”. We [...]

By |2019-07-22T16:35:30-06:00December 21st, 2018|

Maturing in the Spirit | Galatians 5:25

Read Galatians 5:25. Our celebration of Christmas portrays God as infant. Let’s imagine God as a tiny living creature, not yet fully developed, a dependent, innocent, and immature child.  We press into Jesus’ incarnation today, [...]

By |2019-07-22T16:35:30-06:00December 20th, 2018|
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