Category Archives: Old/New Covenants

Let it be free

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,     “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel     and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant     I made with their ancestors when I took them … Continue reading

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What Jimmy Carter and I demonstrated yesterday

Much to the chagrin of the pastor, Secret Service agents, relatives and fellow church members who encouraged him not to, former President Jimmy Carter showed up to teach an adult Bible class of over 400 people at the Maranatha Baptist … Continue reading

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The morning after

  It’s the morning after. Masks are down. Costumes on the floor. Decorations will come down later today and be packed away in the “Halloween” box for another year. The only indications of what went on last night are the … Continue reading

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Are we keeping them waiting?

by Marti Fischer People are waiting for Jesus. Jesus can be seen in us when we are unmasked. We are unwilling to be unmasked over what people might see. Jesus remains hidden. People are still waiting for Jesus.   When … Continue reading

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The always new covenant

“But this is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will; be their God, … Continue reading

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So are you ready to step out?

by Marti Fischer Are we willing to be bold, which is the inevitable result of trust in God — trust in the new covenant — where everything comes from God and nothing comes from us? Boldness. Honesty. Confidence. These are … Continue reading

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Is there a theology of weakness?

I’ll never forget a meeting I had a few years ago with a student life administrator at a local Christian university. He was young and had a PhD, which I thought was a little over-qualification for a campus pastoral job. … Continue reading

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Life at work in you

We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so … Continue reading

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