Daily Text - Seedbed

 Every broken place in every broken life holds the possibility for the glorious works of God to be put on display.

On the day when the Son of God is emptied of his life, grace and truth are poured out in their fullest measure.

Real Christianity means awakening to the mysterious reality of being raised from the dead before one actually dies.

Nothing is more dangerous than a runaway religion. The quest for God, gone wrong, unwittingly and unknowingly becomes the quest for Satan.

We can be faithful to the forms of faith we have always known all the while remaining enslaved to sin.

Doing good is the fruit, but if it would represent the work of Jesus it must come from knowing him, which is the root.

Being like Jesus doesn’t begin with behavior but beholding. It cannot be sustained by mere imitation, it requires impartation.

Behold the stunning sweep of the gospel: Darkness and death give way to light and life. This is what God does, because it is who God is.

Jesus sets us free from the penalty of sin, and even better, he sets us free from the power of sin.

The hardest thing we will ever do is to settle our undivided allegiance to Jesus. It will cost us our idealism, our idolatries, and our ideologies.

The water that once gushed from the rock now flowed like a river of living water forever quenching the thirsty souls of a parched people.

In our fallen state we crave certainty because with it we can grasp at control. But Truth will not be controlled.

Jesus' work is revealing and winning people to himself. He will do it with signs and wonders where he wants to. He does it primarily in and through our relationships.

Everyone was looking for Jesus. No one realized he was already there. People were talking about him everywhere. No one realized he was listening in.

Jesus refuses the public captivity of celebrity. He hides himself in the nature of a servant.

One word captures what Jesus is looking for from his followers: union.

Jesus reveals a completely different kind of life—eternal life. It is different in quality, quantity, depth, love, and power.

Chances are if we are not following alongside the kind of people now who followed Jesus then we are probably not following Jesus, but some variety of establishment religion.

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