"...as God is in the light..."
Continuing the thought about what God says is possible in light of authentic community. It's part two...
2. We are to walk, and live, in divine light.
But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.' I . . .
A Divine Unity
Let’s take a moment and think about what it means to trust what God says is possible regarding authentic community. Here are three brief examples of what God says He intends for us:
1. We are to experience a divine unity.
That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: . . .
When ambition or greed gets the best of us.
...but he (Balaam) was rebuked for his own transgression: a dumb ass spake with man's voice and stayed the madness of the prophet. II Peter 2:16
Balaam was a soothsayer with quite the reputation. In fact, one of the most powerful kings in the area, Balak, knows that if Balaam curses someone, they get cursed. Now Balak . . .
On a recent get-away, my wife and I visited the California Wolf Center and learned a boatload of interesting things about wolves. And it got me thinking that maybe Christians should be a bit more like wolves...
1. They are not like their stereotype.
Contrary to popular opinion (at least according to our docent), wolves do . . .
“Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matthew 19:26 NLT
“Humanly speaking”…that’s usually the problem. We humans get together and we start pooling our ideas and our ignorance and we start deciding what is possible and what is not. We look at . . .
Getting the conversation started...
"Can't you use some other word other than 'authentic'?"
This was the frank and honest response my wife had when I first started talking to her about what I believed God was calling me to. After 30+ years of preaching, teaching and being part of the leadership team of a ministry that today would be described as . . .