201005.11
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The Inner Work: Part 2

As we wrap up our last couple of posts from our series on God’s image and likeness, I’m going to give some practical ideas here on how to connect with God.  I’m hesitant to do this because what’s most important is what is unseen.  There are not magical practices that if you simply follow these…

201005.10
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The Inner Work: Part 1

We continue our discussion of us being made in God’s image and likeness. It’s amazing that God can tell us what He’s going to do around the world and then we can watch and see it happen.  It’s incredibly humbling and awe inspiring to be able to hear God’s voice telling you in advance of…

201005.07
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What Happens When God Comes Close to the Earth?

We are continuing our blog series on the image and likeness of God. When God comes close to the earth, what happens? “The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.” (Psalm 99:1) Let’s look at a few of the past moves of God…

201005.06
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Setting Your Hope on God in These Chaotic Times

Continuing from our series on being made in God’s image and likeness, it’s very difficult for us to believe that these incredible times are upon us.  The people of Jesus’ day thought the same thing.  They thought, “How can anyone be greater than David?” A time is coming greater than that of David’s, greater than…

201005.05
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Prosperity vs. Discipline

Picking up from our last post on image and likeness, there’s been a prosperity movement in the Church that says God wants everything for us that our flesh wants because Jesus suffered so we don’t have to.  This is wrong and ignorant of many parts of scripture.  It’s a fleshly/worldly way of thinking.  What about…

201005.04
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Maturity is a Must

As we continue our image and likeness discussion, God is not impressed with any position man holds on earth – as such positions we will hold in eternity will not correlate to those held on earth.  But how the hearts of each of us are focused away from the positions and prestige of this world…

201005.03
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What Does the Likeness of God Look Like?

Leaving off from our last post about the image and likeness of God, how do we attain to the likeness of God who is so vast and unknowable?  God’s likeness looks like Jesus.  Jesus told His disciples that if they had seen Him, they had seen the Father. Hebrews 1:3  says, “The Son is the…

201004.27
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God is Working Out His Purposes in Man

Continuing our discussion of image and likeness from last week, God’s purpose in Man will be completed.  His purpose is that through Christ (His life, death, & resurrection) He would restore Man’s original place which He intended Man to hold….to be God’s dwelling place in the Earth through whom He would rule & reveal Himself…

201004.20
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God’s Image & Likeness: A Real Life Example

As we continue the theme of image and likeness from last week, my wife is pregnant.  We’ve not yet had a child born.  When my son comes out of Kara’s womb, he will look like me.  He will be in my image.  We don’t know yet which of us he will look more like, but…

201004.19
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The Difference Between Image & Likeness (Genesis)

To understand the image and likeness of God, let’s look at when God first introduced the concept… “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over…