Everybody who reads this has been born. “Duh!” you may say. Sure, we can attention to the obvious. But the next topic, spiritual birth, isn’t as obvious. Spiritual birth can be described by many metaphors. One of the most powerful descriptors is what the Bible uses when it refers to our soul-awakening as a rebirth, a “born again” experience of total inside-out transformation. What of the biblical context? John’s Gospel reveals Jesus meeting a man named Nicodemus, “a leader of the Jews” (John 3:1). Jesus spoke with Nicodemus about spiritual birth, and how it is God’s plan for us to receive this rebirth. Nicodemus didn’tRead More →

Today we’re talkin’ the core of spirit, God’s very essence. This is a crucial topic because God is spirit. We are created in God’s image, so we have a spirit and as such we are connected to God via a direct, spirit-to-spirit relationship. Jesus promised that he would send the energetic, marvelous Spirit of God. Why? Perhaps Jesus didn’t want us to be alone and powerless. It’s not military force or coercive intent we leverage but rather the unconquerable, eternal energy of God, who accomplishes tasks through us inasmuch as we’re willing to follow. The most basic biblical message about God’s core—spirit—is that this essentialRead More →