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45 | Christmas: You are an Agent of the New Creation
Christ is born to be King! He IS King, now. Merry Christmas! That makes us agents of the New Creation because Christ has already started the New Creation. Paul talks about this a lot. God wants to dwell with man and will bring heaven down to earth and they will exist together in the new…Read More
44 | You are a Citizen of Heaven Now in the New Creation
You are a citizen of Heaven – did you know that? Paul wrote that in Philippians 3. His listeners would immediately know that’s like being a citizen of Rome. Philippi was a colony. Roman citizens there were agents and emissaries of Roman culture, law, language, customs, and power. Roman citizens living in Philippi weren’t interested…Read More
43 | Advent: Find the seven signs of glory in the gospel of John
John is determined to show how the Shekinah has returned in an unexpected way: in the person of Jesus. Then who, when, where, and how of its return is shocking. There could be no messiah without addressing the Temple question. The Messiah would restore the temple. Period. No restored temple, no messiah. The Temple was…Read More
42| Advent: Jesus as temple, a powerful lens for Christmas meaning
Most of our listeners know that using the covenant “lens” is a powerful organizing principle for reading Scripture. It helps explain what’s happening and creates insights for us today. The Temple “lens” is a similar powerful organizing principle. There are some surprises there, at least for me (Curtis). I knew Jesus referred to himself as…Read More
41| It’s Advent, So why are we talking about Genesis One?
The creation account in Genesis is not understood by modern people. We’ve pretty much missed every important point in it. We have read all of our modern preconceptions into it, wondered why it makes little sense, and then created pointless controversies about why it is so. Listen to the podcast to grasp what Genesis is…Read More
39 | The Surprising Mind: How should you relate to your emotions?
What a great question! How should you relate to your emotions, indeed? We paint a picture for you in this episode, which wraps up our Surprising Mind season. We also share 10 common, erroneous myths about emotions and talk about how we have synergy or overlap with certain healing ministries. Painting A Picture for relating…Read More
38 | Mental and Emotional Release
We are not OK with it I’m coming to realize that there are people that believe that they don’t deserve compassion. As you sit there, you might think that’s ridiculous because you know that God made each of us, so of course, we deserve compassion. But then you start digging down into some specific situations…Read More
37 | The Surprising Mind: Working with your elephant, Part II
Your unconscious mind is in charge of creating and executing your habits! Habits include your thoughts and emotions. Brushing your teeth is a habit. So is the way you manage conflict. Your style of talking to yourself is also a habit – what’s your self-talk like? Is it mostly positive? Negative? Some things just “set…Read More
36 | The Surprising Mind: Working with your elephant, Part I
Your unconscious mind does some powerful and amazing things for you. . .but how do you get it on board with who you’re trying to be and where you’re trying to go? Get some tips on working with your elephant and talking to it the way it likes to be talked to–because after all, your…Read More
35 | The Surprising Mind: Giddy Up, Elephant!
We are going to share a metaphor with you about how your mind works and suggest a couple of ways for you to manage yourself with more grace. The ancients knew that teaching wisdom involved touching the heart and the mind. Here are a couple of examples: “It is better to obey the Lord and…Read More