Surviving A Life Of Loving Like Jesus: Chapter 29

 

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Today’s post is from my new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus). Last Saturday we posted Chapter 28: Love Like Jesus — Fast Like Jesus. Love Like Jesus is due to be published later this year.

When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. But passing through their midst, he went away.

(Mark 2:16-17)

Surviving Power

My son Gabe drives a Tesla Model S P85D. His car has different modes he can invoke. One of those modes is called “insane” mode. When he puts his Tesla Model S in insane mode, if he wants to, he can go from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds. That’s an insane amount of power. Continue reading

Did Jesus Need the Holy Spirit? (And do you and I?): John 1:32-34

Holy Spirit

And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.” (John 1:32-34)

We know very little of Jesus’ life before he went public with his teachings and his miracles. We know something of his birth. And we know about the time his parents lost track of him when he was twelve years old, when he was hanging out in the temple. But that’s it.

Did Jesus Need the Holy Spirit? Continue reading