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Holiness Is Christ in You

Holiness Is Christ in You

As I am preparing to teach Christian Ethics starting next week, I have been thinking of holiness a lot. We are called to be holy like our God is holy, right? It is a tall order for human beings but there is no way around it. No one is excused from pursuing perfect holiness. The Bible clearly tells us to be holy over and over. My life experience tells me it’s undoable on my own. I need help. Thankfully, God…

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Invitation to Intimacy with God

Invitation to Intimacy with God

Tone can play a big role in how the words are interpreted. The used tone of voice can even totally change the meaning of the words spoken. This is true also when it comes to the Bible. I had always thought the commandment “Be holy!” was said sternly. But what if it was whispered in love? Then it is an invitation to intimacy with God. That does change everything, doesn’t it? “Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to…

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Recovering Sinners & the Power to Not to Sin

Recovering Sinners & the Power to Not to Sin

 When we live in grace God does not treat us as sinners anymore. We are his saints. But it does not mean that we would not be sinners anymore. We are not practicing sinners, that’s true. But we are recovering sinners. This does not mean that we could do whatever we want to and then ask for pardon. God forbid! A saint can’t willfully and actively continue to sin because we have been washed clean and died to sin. But…

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Turn on The Holy Spirit GPS!

Turn on The Holy Spirit GPS!

Way too often we struggle alone. Way too often we forget to turn on the Holy Spirit GPS. God gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit and we are meant to abide in him and him abide in us. It doesn’t happen if we forget its existence. It doesn’t happen if we forget to turn it on.  But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at…

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How to Become Holy Like Your God is Holy

How to Become Holy Like Your God is Holy

I hope you didn’t come to read this blog post in order to find a quick formula for becoming holy. Because then you will be disappointed. There is no such quick-fix formula. But we are not out of hope, either. Because God gave us the Holy Spirit to do his work in us. Through prayer we can approach God and state our willingness to be changed, to become holy like the Father God. But we have also been given another…

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Leviticus & Why God Does Not Fit in a Box

Leviticus & Why God Does Not Fit in a Box

I’ve always wondered why it is a human tendency to try to fit God in a box. What purpose would a-god-small-enough-to-fit-in-a-box serve? Why on earth would we like to want to tame God? I guess, we would like to use God for our own purposes. We would like to say how things should be run in our own lives. We would like to be God. That’s our human sinful nature right there. Our God is wild and holy. There is…

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People of the Presence of the Holy Spirit

People of the Presence of the Holy Spirit

Today my favorite quote is this one by William Blake: “I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.” That’s what being a Christian means. It’s not about me or my (in)abilities. People of the presence of the Holy Spirit do not need to be afraid of anything. People of the presence of the Holy Spirit does not need to bow to devil’s temptations or believe devil’s accusations of inadequacies or any other lies he wants us to…

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GUEST POST: Clothes Do Make The Man (or The Woman) by Jay Cookingham

GUEST POST: Clothes Do Make The Man (or The Woman) by Jay Cookingham

For years there has been a conspiracy of epic proportions in my house. Disguised as cute kids, an underground organization dedicated to rendering my wardrobe useless has infiltrated my closet and plundered my clothes drawers. Now daily I find myself outfit impaired and “garmently” challenged. I would sue for emotional damages, but they are my kids after all. Take my socks for instance, (whoops, poor choice of words); with five boys active in this underground, all who have socks of…

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