Union

"All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them." -- John 17:10 Luke tells us that the disciples respond in joyful worship to Jesus' ascension and wait to be clothed with "power from on high." (Luke 24:49-53). To my mind, this seems a strange response to the departure of the …

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Glory

"To speak of God's glory, in biblical terms, is not just to speak of his splendor and beauty (though that too) but also to speak of how weighty, heavy, and substantial he is." --Andrew Wilson, God of All Things Today is Ascension Day, the day we remember Jesus' return to heaven and enthronement as King. …

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Truth

I, the LORD, speak the truth. I declare what is right." --Isaiah 45:19b Christ's Resurrection is the triumph of Truth over the lies of darkness. To be Resurrection people means we allow God's Truth the reign over our lives--the Truth about Him (His goodness, faithfulness, love, power, and kingdom) and the Truth about us (our …

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Joy

My friend recently shared a video of her 18 month-old granddaughter searching for her first Easter eggs. Directed initially by her father, the little one examines the first egg with mild curiosity, but then she sees an egg on her own. She turns to look at the adults gathered around with the greatest delight then …

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Freedom

"... grace--a comprehensive, foundational reorientation from living anxiously by my wits and muscle to living effortlessly in the world of God's active presence."--Eugene Peterson in Practice Resurrection On the other side of Victory, we have the opportunity to live in freedom. Being free in Christ's victory means we have escaped the bondage of sin and …

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Victory

"We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns …

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Life

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light; Grant that we, who have been raised with him, may abide in his presence and rejoice in tho the hope of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the …

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Advent Dawns

O Dayspring, splendor of light eternal and sun of righteousness; Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.O Antiphons, Traditional Advent is traditionally observed as a fast of self-reflection similar to Lent. However, my weeping in this season tends to be not so much for my own sinfulness as it …

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