Archive for January 2010

Commit Your Ways to the Lord

2010 is to be a year of experiencing God. It is not to be a year in which we forget all that he has taught us; rather, it is to be a year in which we apply all that He has taught us. First and foremost, above all else, is the ongoing use and building [...]

Empowered by the Spirit

The Bible makes it plain that there is clear distinction between receiving the redemptive gift of Jesus’ death on the cross and receiving the infilling baptism of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told us very plainly: And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), [...]

2010 Expecting the Spirit

Galatians 3:13-14 is an extremely powerful statement that clearly defines what Jesus worked so hard (to the point of His own death) to put in place for us: Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [...]

2010 Experiencing the Spirit

As I’ve prayed and sought the direction that we are to go this year, I’ve heard one word: “experiential.” 2010 is to be a year in which we experience the things that God has made available to us as His children. He doesn’t mean to merely understand, for example, that we are priests, prophets, and [...]

2010 The Year of Experiencing the Lord

When I prayed about the topic for 2010, I got the word “Experiential.” 2010 is to be a year to experience God more fully. To that end, Jacob’s Well will focus on helping its members develop a closer relationship with our Father. I will post the first two lessons for this year immediately.

Why the Cross?

Memorization is like a brain habit. That is, if you say it over enough so it becomes “memorized,” then it becomes part of mental fabric of your life. You can think with the information and weave it into the way you act in everyday life. In this sense it’s like developing the habit of brushing [...]

Choose Life

When here on earth, Jesus was the fullness of God’s Spirit dwelling in a full-fledged human being. Of this fact the scriptures leave little doubt. God’s Word also leaves little doubt that Jesus, as The Christ, is One with the Creator Being. Paul writing to the Colossians, penned one of the most beautiful and complete [...]