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New posts will be posted every Tuesday. Pastor Ryan also blogs at his personal site, Look at Christ, at www.lookatchrist.com.

 

4 Pictures of God's Love

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With what can we compare God’s love for his people? C.S. Lewis provides us with four helpful analogies to picture God’s love...

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"It's All About Jesus" or “Union with Christ” or “Identity in Jesus”: What Do They Mean?

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Being “in Christ.” Unified “with Christ.” It is one of the most important ideas in the New Testament...What I’ve noticed, however, is that we can hear this terminology often, especially in gospel-centered circles, but not clearly know what it means. We hear that our “identity is in Jesus,” that we're "united to him," that "it's all about Jesus," but what does...

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Jesus, Money, and a Fish: What a Small Miracle Shows Us About Our Sovereign Master

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One of my favorite miracles of Jesus is one that isn’t talked about too much. It probably is less famous because of how short it is; or because it only occurs in one of the Gospel accounts; or especially because it doesn’t directly impact anyone who is suffering or sick like so many of Jesus’ miracles wonderfully do. But the reason I love it so much is because of wha...

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"Take That, Jesus is Better": How Trust-Soaked Obedience Gives Us Victory Over the World

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Christians know the daily grind: We live in a world which is vying for our affections and actions, wrestling us and trying to make us forget God and live for self. It's governed by the "prince of the power of the air" (Ephesians 2:2), influenced by those who "do not honor God as God nor give a to him" (Romans 1:21), and filled with people living for money, sex, and power. ...

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Why Did Jesus Rise? 4 Reasons for the Resurrection

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Three days after he died on the cross, Jesus of Nazareth rose from his grave. And we’re talking about historical fact when we make such a claim: Jesus of Nazareth was born around 4 B.C. and lived until around 30 A.D., he was crucified under Pontius Pilate on a Friday, and he came back to life a few days later on a Sunday. If you could go back around 2,000 years, you coul...

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