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Know God in a Year #40 Expectations and Boundaries

06/25/2020

Jesus’ boundary for his mother, “This is not my concern, nor my time,” were about her expectation, not her request. Everyone expected the Messiah to set up his kingdom then. His words address this expectation–it is not time to be king. They don’t understand that first Jesus has to show the universe God’s love, and […]

Know God in a Year #36 Not What They Wanted

06/21/2020

While Jesus is gone to the wilderness, John is drawn back to study the prophecies in Isaiah. His own words “Lamb of God” had surprised him, and had put new meaning on Messiah’s work, and while he still doesn’t understand that the Christ’s suffering ministry precedes a later conquering one, he knows there is more […]

Know God in a Year #35 Satan Offers an Easy Way

06/18/2020

Satan now shows his true identity. He admits that he is that banished angel–only he calls himself the god of this world–and somehow makes the world pass before Jesus in beauty. (21st century technology?) “Rule and authority have been given to me,” he says, “and I can give it to whomever I please. All you […]

Know God in a Year #29 Jesus’ Baptism

06/10/2020

Jesus is 30 and still working in what had been Joseph’s carpenter shop, when he hears it. Perhaps he is bent over a chair, repairing it, and a friend stops by, “Have you been to hear the baptist in the wilderness? Everyone is going.” Jesus feels his heart jump as He recognizes the signal. John […]

Know God in a Year #26 The First Sign–A Mute Priest

06/07/2020

Jesus’ forerunner was his cousin John, known as the Baptist because he brought the symbol of cleansing from Mikveh to river baptism, to show the people that a change of heart was needed. Remember? He was born to Mary’s aunt, Elizabeth, and the priest Zacharias. His birth was considered miraculous. While not as old as […]

Know God in a Year #16 The Star for the Magi

05/24/2020

One night three students of the stars see an explosion of light in the far sky that seems to leave a new star. They know it isn’t anything fixed or familiar. And the conviction that it is special begins to grow. Have we seen it for a reason? They wonder. God is always looking for people in […]

260 Love is Choice — Guest Post

04/29/2020

It was not His humanity nor His divinity, that made Him my atonement. My rescuer. It was His love. His choice. I am always His choice. His reckless love takes on the very greatest anguish to never be apart from me. To never have to let me go. In spite of my flaws, my weakness, […]

Know God in a Year #258 The Party of Parties

04/27/2020

The City of God overflows with music and shouts of triumph, joy, and praise, as Jesus’ entourage gets close. All of heaven is waiting to welcome Jesus and those he’s taking back as first-fruits–those who were resurrected with him. Rulers and representatives from unfallen worlds are there to welcome Him home, eager to honor Jesus […]

Know God in a Year #216 An Oath Turns Backwards

03/01/2020

The Jews wanted their Messiah to control and overwhelm their enemies with power and glory… Jesus knows what they want, and his biggest temptation is to give it to them by laying out his cruel tormentors in a flash of divine power. To be surrounded by people under the control of Satan is revolting to him. […]

Know God in a Year #200 The Gold Standard–Keeping Love Alive

02/06/2020

Take a few minutes to feel you are one of those who doesn’t know Jesus’ love; what would you want those who know Him to do for you? Jesus says go do that. This is the gold standard. This is what God asks of his friends. If you have felt the warmth of knowing God’s […]