[RadCast] Seasonal vs. Eternal Satisfaction :::

The Psalmist says “satisfy us with… your *unfailing* love…”. Does this mean that we may find a certain level of satisfaction in situations or contexts that are AWESOME(!) yet may change? I think so. How does *unfailing* love play into that? Psalm 90:14-17.

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[RadCast] Unfailing Love :::

How better to start our week together than in focusing on the unfailing love of God? There’s no better way to start the day than Psalm 91:14. Happy Monday!

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[RadCast] Self-Discipline:::

Paul says “run in such a way as to get the prize.” This is one of those passages that keeps me going when life is hard and days are long. The prize = the coming Kingdom of God, where everything is made right. Amen!

(1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

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[RadCast] Campaign Ads and God’s Wisdom :::

[RadCast] $7Billion and God’s Wisdom :::We are long on information and short on wisdom. Proverbs 2 reminds us to seek God’s wisdom for the treasure that it is — a treasure ultimately embodied in the resurrected Christ.

Proverbs 2:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:25

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[RadCast] The Saw & the Mask

I heard myself complaining about something yesterday. It made me realize how easily my inconveniences get classified as suffering and end up becoming a distracting. Following Jesus costs a lot more than I’ve ever had to give in this life.

(Hebrews 11:36-12:2)

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[RadCast] Breathing Life/Christ :::

I’ve spent all week trying this out as a way to somehow remember that “to live is Christ.” My hunch is that we’ll spend the rest of eternity understanding what that actually means (Philippians 1:21).

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[RadCast] To Live (for others) is Christ:::

As it turns out, since life=Christ, life = serving others… even existing for others, just like Jesus. The old saying is true: it’s not about me.

Philippians 1:21-24

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[RadCast] What Does “To Live is Christ” Mean? :::

Sometimes we use phrases without catching the weight of their meaning, and “to live is Christ” is one of ’em. I pose three questions that help us get a little deeper on this profound mystery — not that I follow Christian principles, not that one of my attributes = disciple, but that “to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21).

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[RadCast] Baptism, Pt 2 – New Identity :::

They asked Peter “what do we do?” and he simply said “repent and be baptized.” Baptism is the sign/symbol that reminds us that we have died to our old nature and have put on the new. Our identity, our associations, our way of living and being — all are new in Jesus AND are being made new. Join me in this journey (Acts 2:37-38).

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[RadCast] Baptism, Part 1: Renouncing Evil :::

Water baptism is not an act of self-actualization. The ancient church viewed baptism as a public confession of both our associations and our severed ties. We’re saying our “yes” to Jesus and, thus, our “no” to Satan and the forces and systems of evil (Ephesians 2).

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