Category Union

Three Quotes

Christ has no body now on earth but yours; yours are the only hands with which he can do his work, yours are the only feet with which he can go about the world, yours are the only eyes through which his compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world. Christ has no body now […]

Evil is the absence of God?

What I had trouble with from the beginning reading that, was the “absence of God.” I could not fathom it. And yet the more I let it sit there, it began to occur to me that even though there can really never be, anywhere, anytime, any place, an absence of God, yet to a creature, […]

Pleasing the Father

It takes the Resurrected, Reigning, Creative, Redeeming Life of our Lord Jesus Christ being lived ‘IN’ us ‘AS’ us to please our Father God. “Be ye therefore Perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.” Matthew 5:48. We can never attain The-Christ-Life, only Christ can and must Live it for us! Norman […]

Eternal Reality

The realm of the spirit, the singular realm, is eternal reality. That is where our spirit being lives, and where our true identity is settled forever. The realm of appearance, although we must live in it in the here and now, is false as far as our identity goes. All of life depends on which […]

Get a Revelation

Christians need a revelation on what it means to be “dead in Christ” (Ro 6:1-8). (Struggling-self strives to have its own way, own rights, and its own life.) Religious self (I ought to, I should) keeps the performing self alive! “You are dead,” Just think of it, a dead person cannot respond to the law. […]

Running from God

Running from God is a learned behavior. As we get older our understanding of God is altered from a God who is present with us, pursuing us, to a God who is distant —- a God who only shows up on Sunday mornings at church. Instead of a God who is running after us, trying […]

Seek God’s Kingdom

You ask, ‘‘How do I work out my salvation?’’ First seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. ‘‘Shall I confess my sin?’’ First seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. “Shall I repent?’’ No, seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. “Shall I give all my possessions to the poor?” “No, you shall first seek God’s kingdom and […]

Congratulations, You Have Failed!

I remember talking to a group and proclaiming, “We have succeeded! In what? In failing!” And everyone smiled. For we finally recognized that we had succeeded in what we were supposed to do, which was to fail. “Everyone is telling us that we failed in what we were supposed to succeed in. But the truth […]

What Does It Mean To Abide In Jesus?

As Jesus sat with his disciples eating, what would be his last meal with them before his crucifixion, he began to speak about the importance for the disciples to ‘remain in him‘, repeating himself several times, and explaining that it was through, and only through, remaining in him that they would bear the fruit of […]

The Deeper Christian Life

What is needed is a source of life that is higher than the realm of “doing good” vs “doing evil”. When accused of being “good”, Jesus abruptly countered, “There is no one good except God” (Mark 10:18). He refused to allow anyone to identify him as the source of his own activity. Instead he consistently […]