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Find God’s Plan for Your Life – Reading Jeremiah 29:11 in Context

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says Jeremiah 29:11. God had plans for Israel. But is this a promise that can help you realize God’s plan for your life as well?

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Are There Really Streets of Gold? – Believing in a Down-to-Earth Heaven

In The Weight of Glory, C. S. Lewis discussed the benefits of thinking about heaven in terms of things that we are already familiar with.

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The Generosity and Forgiveness That Led to the Revival of the Moravian Church

This 1727 revival in a small town had a lasting global impact. Take a look at how it began, and why it almost didn’t begin.

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The Five Books of Moses in the Sermon on the Mount

Jesus taught His disciples to view all things in the light of His own authority and purpose. This included the law of Moses. You can even see the five books of Moses in the outline of the Sermon on the Mount.

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Frank Bartleman on Revival

Frank Bartleman lived through Azusa Street Revival that began in 1906. Here are some lessons he taught as he looked back on the experience years later.

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Why You Need a Positive and Distinct Vision of Personal Holiness

Holiness is beautiful. If you see it you will want it. You will choose it above all else. And the more you choose it, the more clearly you will see it.

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Learning Christ – The Joy of Being Renewed in His Image

“What if I told you that this book is going to build your character? You might think that I’m preparing you for an unpleasant experience. After all, according to Romans 5:3-4, character is produced by endurance, and endurance comes by suffering. But there is more to it than that…”

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Life in the Eternal Spirit – The Resurrection of Jesus in the Letter of Hebrews

“The letter of Hebrews is a masterpiece of Christian encouragement. I could call it literature, teaching, or rhetoric and it would still be a masterpiece. I call it encouragement because that is how the writer of the letter describes it in Hebrews 13:22. I also call it encouragement because that is what it does….”

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Power in the Pursuit of Love – 1 Corinthians 13 in Context

“Love never fails. In other words, love always works. This is a biblical truth. “Love never fails” is a quote from 1 Corinthians 13:8. It’s always the right time to love. Love is always appropriate. In fact, one of its characteristics is that it does not behave inappropriately. According to 1 Corinthians 13:5, love isn’t rude. 1 Corinthians 13 is a chapter all about love, and it’s a chapter that, like love, always works….”

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Two Ways to Be Human

To be human is to be a sinner.

To err is human, and so is to sin.

That’s how we often see things, anyway. But, in fact, humanity was not created to sin, and sin is not part of our original design.

Therefore, if someone were to live a life completely free of sin, they would be acting in a more human way than the rest of us.

This is what Jesus did.

Jesus lived a sinless life and He is ready to help you to overcome sin because He overcame sin perfectly.

So what did this life look like?

Here is where it gets interesting. If Jesus hadn’t started preaching the kingdom of God and doing miracles, He would not have been recognized as a unique man of God.

He started His ministry when He was about thirty years old. By that time, He had been living a sinless life for thirty years and yet nobody seemed to have noticed. In fact, the people who knew Him best, the people of Nazareth and even members of His own family, rejected His ministry. They knew Him so well, they were convinced that He was a normal guy, not a great prophet.

Sinless humanity is normal humanity. It is the natural way to be human. In this sense, Jesus was more normal than we sinners are. It is sin that is unnatural and even anti-human.

Yet it seems so easy and natural for us to sin.

This is because we have it backwards. Jesus set it straight.

If we want to overcome sin and live the lives that we were meant to live, we will have to re-learn everything we thought we knew about humanity from the greatest human who ever lived.

In other words, we will have learn to be human from God, for Jesus is also God just as He is fully human.

Jesus said to His disciples, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).

You and I may never be able to comprehend exactly how Jesus could be God and man at the same time, but here He assures us, as He assured His disciples, that His humanity didn’t conceal His divinity from us, it revealed it.

For Jesus, being human wasn’t incompatible with being God. For you, being human isn’t incompatible with being holy.

You were created to be holy as certainly as you were created human.

Learn from Jesus how to be human, and you will find that He has also made you holy.

This has been a summary of chapter one of A Life Has Been Lived for You.

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“…but Paul was also super passionate and personal in his letters. He lived the doctrine, and his life is part of the context necessary to understand his letters.”

“Despite all the cultural differences, human nature doesn’t change, and Paul understood it and spoke to it. He also understood himself, and revealed himself in order to point to Christ.”

Why I Wrote a Book about the Apostle Paul