GOOD GRUBThere are no artificial flavors or preservatives in the food on Jesus’ table. Or refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oil. It’s all from His Garden; grown from heritage seed; and pesticide free because He dealt with the pests about 2000 years ago. IF – –If you think there’s no hope for…

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COMING HOMEThere’s a longing inside of us for “something more” because our spirit grieves over its separation from its Maker, but God invites us to come home to Him. Remember the abundant life that we talked about recently, which Jesus won for us on the cross? It means our becoming who we were created to…

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GARDEN DELICACIESWe humans were formed in the image of God. Our spirit, which distinguishes us from the rest of creation, connects us with His Spirit to make us complete. As with all else, we were created for God’s glory, but only humans have a will and can chose to glorify Him. We were designed for…

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HERE’S MY POINTPicking up from last time – – do we live as though we understand the glory of God’s gift of eternal life? And its superiority over what Satan offers us to satisfy our persistent inner craving for a spirit-connection? Jesus put things into perspective with, “The thief comes only to steal and kill…

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FOR HIS GLORYMost Christians recognize that we were created for God’s glory, but do we know what that means? Forgive me if I insult you, sound sacrilegious, or upset your stomach, but I think that McDonalds understands glory better than many Christians do. I’ll try to define it in a practical, functional sense more than…

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SOMETHING BETTER – 7 The NeedThe captivating need for a god that we described yesterday is a common denominator of “man” regardless of gender, nationality, education, wealth, religion or anything else that distinguishes us as individuals. Even the “natives” in the remotest jungles have their form of a god. It might be the sun or…

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SOMETHING BETTER – 6 Can you feel that compulsive “something” inside of you that begs for significance? For identity, purpose, and approval by others? Sure you can! That’s the human spirit, the part of you that God formed in His own image, and it is longing for the intimacy with Him that you were created…

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SOMETHING BETTER – 5You know my sense that the popular model of “church” will not enable us to survive and thrive in the Day to come. A Day that isn’t far off. You also know that I believe that there is a better way. I’m doing an online course on Simple/House Church with Roger Thoman,…

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SOMETHING BETTER, 4 THE BODY OF CHRISTThe Church is “The Body of Christ” that Jesus established and which He indwells by His Spirit. It represents the presence and purposes of the Father today, as He did 2000 years ago. The Church is relationally-based, purpose-driven and spirit in nature. It is without walls and is present…

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SOMETHING BETTER – 3 PROVOKING“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.” Hebrews ten twenty-four, kjv. Now there’s something that you’ll find in the authentic Body of Christ but rarely in the Institutional Church! Don’t we often think of provoking as a negative thing? But it’s also a positive…

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