Monthly Archives: October 2013

100% Jesus – 78

If we are having trouble winning the peace in our relationships with others, the cause is probably multi-faceted.  Peacemaking takes two, and we cannot create peace with those who insist on conflict.  It is unhealthy to punish ourselves for failing … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 77

Winning the Peace Inside and Out God calls us to participate in the same peacemaking campaign we find in the teachings of Jesus and the writing of the Apostle Paul.  We are no strangers to relational conflict.  It is easy … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 76

From yesterday: Two fundamental expressions of this new dynamic were a part of the teaching of Christian Liberty.  On one hand believers were free to disregard Old Testament ceremonial practices as long as it didn’t violate their conscience.  On the … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 75

Peace Changes Everything  To understand how the peace of Jesus changes our lives, and the world around us, we need to return to Paul’s exhortation in Romans 14:17: “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 74

The Peace Plan Peace is inherent to our omnipotent God’s nature and design, while chaos is the work of Satan.  Most of us are amused when we see drawings of the Garden of Eden before sin entered the world.  Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 73

Winning the Peace  When a war ends, the battle for peace continues.  Governments must be restored or replaced, infrastructures repaired and grievances buried.  History shows us many of the world’s most costly wars came about because the peace was never … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 72

This brings us to a final and most exciting observation.  If we see God in His Son, and if His Son helps us see people as we should, then the possibility exists that we might also see God in those … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 71

Pure Heart – Pure Vision     It is mind-boggling to think God came to be with us in the flesh.  In his first letter the Apostle John captured this miracle when he wrote, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 70

How Clear Is Our Vision? If seeing Jesus is synonymous with seeing God, how do we calculate clarity?  Do our visions of the Son and the Father run parallel to one another, or is it possible to see less of … Continue reading

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100% Jesus – 69

“Anyone Who Has Seen Me”  If Jesus is the member of the Godhead people have looked upon with their own eyes, then His words in the Sermon on the Mount were more profound than His listeners could have realized.  God … Continue reading

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