What Does It Mean that God Makes Us Complete?

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May the God of peace… make you complete (katartizo) in every good work to do His will through the blood of the everlasting covenant so you will be well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ to whom be glory forever. (Heb. 13:20-21)There’s a lot going on in these verses theologically. But the simple version is this.The God of Peace, who has embarked from all eternity on a mission of grace and mercy, reconciling us to Himself, makes us “complete” in order to align our mission with H … [Read more...]

The Secret to Pleasing God

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So what is it? What is the secret to pleasing God?When we consider Jesus’ parable of the talents, most of us Christ-followers understand that each of us has been commissioned as a steward. Each of us would likely agree that we want to please God in our role as a steward of the time, talents, and treasure He has given us.When we read about what happened to the unprofitable servant with one talent, we’re sure we don’t want to be that guy. So how can we ensure then that we don’t end up cast … [Read more...]

When God Plays Hide-and-Seek with You

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I don’t think it coincidence that C. S. Lewis started with a simple game of hide-and-seek when he penned The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.  The land of Narnia was only revealed in all its glory through Lucy’s participation in the process of intentional concealment and discovery.Although Lewis may not have intended it, his story depicts the process of hide-and-seek that God often uses to reveal both His glory and ours: It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is t … [Read more...]

Do You Ever Feel Like God is Hiding From You?

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Do you ever feel like God's ignoring your prayers? In Proverbs 25:2 it's written, "It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.” It’s easy to feel as though our prayers are unanswered and God’s truths are unrevealed. Sometimes we have to search, and it feels as though God is hiding himself from us — hiding his truth, hiding his love, hiding his will for us. The Bible tells us it is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and the glory of kings to discove … [Read more...]


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