Jesus Is Now Living an Exalted and Glorified Human Life for You

Jesus Christ is now at the right hand of God. He so exalted and transcendent that it is easy to forget that He is still human. Some may even suppose that He stopped being human and went back to just being God. But as Paul made clear, “He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens” (Ephesians 4:10 NIV). He is still the same human Jesus.

A human life has been lived for you. That same human life is still being lived for you. Hebrews 7:26 tells us that He became High Priest for us and stills lives to make intercession for us—still lives the same human life now, far beyond the reach of death. He is “holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens”and still human. The eternal Son of God became human not for a mere thirty-three years but forever.

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How to Entrust Your Soul to a Faithful Creator While Doing Good

1 Peter 4:19 I’ve been thinking about why Peter used the term “faithful creator” in this verse: “Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful creator while doing good.” (ESV) So why “faithful creator”? I think it might have to do with this earlier statement from 1 Peter … Read more

Freedom and Obedience Come Together in Jesus

God has been fully glorified on this earth by the life that Jesus lived and gave. Jesus gave God perfect glory; it cannot be improved upon or added to. The question for each one of us is, “Since Jesus has fully glorified God, what’s left for you to do?” And since there are two ways of being human, there are two ways of answering this question.

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Jesus in the Small Words

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption 1 Corinthians 1:30 Paul says that Christ Himself became our wisdom, but he doesn’t stop there. He adds three more things that Christ became for us: righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. Paul could have added more … Read more

Leaders, Fathers, and Idols

Usually, when a Christian says that a certain person led them to Christ, they mean that person was instrumental in their initial conversion. However, being led to Christ doesn’t end at conversion. You need people to lead you to Christ, not only as a matter of initial conversion, but also as a matter of daily … Read more