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Eph 2.1-10 – We’ve already been raised to heaven 0

Eph 2.1-10 – We’ve already been raised to heaven

(2.1) You were utterly lifeless, totally stuck in un-boundaried ways of living, (2) just like the rest of the world, following the world’s all-pervading spirit of darkness. (3) We were all once in that same place, just doing what felt good at the time, but then getting stuck with the nasty consequences. (4) But Papa, who overflows with kindness, (5) because she loved us even when we were dead, resurrected us when she resurrected Jesus.  Union with Jesus is her free gift to us!  (6) In Jesus, Papa raised us to heaven and seated us next to her, (7) so...

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Eph 1 – Good news–You’re adopted!

(1) From Paul, sent by Papa to announce Master Jesus.  To those sent by Papa to bless Ephesus, those who share in Master Jesus’ faithful knowing of Papa. (2) May you be receiving what Jesus and Papa are daily sharing with us—their own life-together of grace and peace. (3) How wonderful is Master Jesus’ Papa!  In Jesus, we have already ascended to the penthouse suite of the cosmos, the captain’s bridge of Spaceship Earth. There we are already receiving the extravagant love Papa has for her Son. (4) Even before she banged the Big Bang, Papa decided that we would...

Matt 7.15-23 – Look for the fruit of Sarayu 0

Matt 7.15-23 – Look for the fruit of Sarayu

(15) Beware pious predators who come to exploit your fear and shame in order to lead you down the easy wide road of religion.  They are wolves disguised as sheep, but there is no reason for you to fall for their tricks. (16) You will know them not so much by listening to their words but by attending to the fruit they produce.  If a plant produces grapes, you know it’s not a thistle. (17) Ask yourself: Is the fruit of Sarayu being produced here? – Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, and self-control?  If yes, then you know...

Matt 7.1-14 – Judge not, jerk 3

Matt 7.1-14 – Judge not, jerk

 (7.1) Beware the temptation to manipulate others by acting like you are better than them. (2) When you do, you’re just teaching people how they should treat you. (3) While you’re busy offering “helpful advice” to your neighbor on how to get the speck of sawdust out of his eye, (4) you have a whole log stuck in your own eye. (5) Listen, poser… Go deal with your log.  Once you become a clear-sighted person, your neighbor might even ask you for help with his speck.  Until then, mind your own business.  (6) When he asks for help, that means...

Matthew 6.19-34 – Insider trading, the Jesus way 0

Matthew 6.19-34 – Insider trading, the Jesus way

(19) I have an insider investment tip for you:  Your 401(k) isn’t as solid as you think; it’s tied up in assets that have no future, so get out now.  (20) Earth, Inc. is getting taken over by New Creation Corp.  It’s a done deal, but most people don’t know about it yet.  In the end, New Creation will be the only stock worth owning anyway, and it’s 100% guaranteed against depreciation and theft. It’s time to start dealing in the currency of the future – Love. (21) By the way, your investment portfolio perfectly reveals what you actually believe...

Matthew 6.1-18 – Let’s get sneaky 5

Matthew 6.1-18 – Let’s get sneaky

(6.1) As you live out the Triune goodness in your life, beware the temptation to use it to impress people.  If love is a means to some other end, it is not love. (2) If ulterior motives are intruding into your attempts at love, try exercising the discipline of secrecy. For example, when you give to the poor, don’t publicize it. If you do it for publicity, publicity is all you’ll get.  You want more than that; you want to share in the Triune life of self-giving love. (3) So when you give to the poor, be sneaky about it. ...

Matthew 5.17-48 – Living greatly with Papa and Sarayu 1

Matthew 5.17-48 – Living greatly with Papa and Sarayu

(17) Don’t misunderstand me; I’m not here to negate Torah.  I’m here to do what Torah wanted to do but couldn’t. (18) Every syllable of Torah is there for a purpose, and every single one of them will see its mission accomplished 100%. You can count on that more than you can count on the stars staying in the sky. (19)  I have given you my kingdom; my reign is in your midst.  But to obey me just a little bit is to experience my kingdom just a little bit.  To obey me greatly is to live greatly in my...

Matthew 5.3-16 – The Trinity’s life-together has arrived — WOOHOO! 2

Matthew 5.3-16 – The Trinity’s life-together has arrived — WOOHOO!

(3) The life-together of Papa, Jesus, and Sarayu has been freely given to all. Therefore… If you are spiritually impoverished, shout ‘WOOHOO!’ for this gift does not depend on your religious skills. (4) If you are sad, shout ‘WOOHOO!’ for knowing the truth will comfort you. (5) If you are unassertive, shout ‘WOOHOO!’ for your inheritance does not depend on your ability to assert your right to it. (6) If you are starved for the world to be put right, shout ‘WOOHOO!’ because you will get what you want. (7) If you are kind to people who don’t deserve it,...