Fathers

Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. Pro 17:6

This week, a dear friend and father went on to be with our Lord.

The glory of children is their fathers. The inheritance we have the privilege to receive is but one thing, even though very important. read more

Let them go

Let it not seem hard to you that you have to send him away free. Deu 15:18a

In my last installment I talked to sons and potential sons. This time, I talk to fathers.

A Process

We learned that sonship has two views. From God’s perspective, we are sons before we decide to rebell and run, even before we are formed in the womb of our mother. For us, we have to learn to believe that, first accepting the existence of God, our need of him. Then growing to love him. And finally seeing who we are in Christ. read more

Servant forever?

But if he says to you, I have no desire to go away from you; because you and your family are dear to him and he is happy with you; Then take a sharp- pointed instrument, driving it through his ear into the door, and he will be your servant for ever.Deu 5:17-18 read more

Four characteristics of the sons of God

Their faces looked like this:In front a human face, on the right side the face of a lion, on the left the face of an ox, and in back the face of an eagle. Ez 1:10

Years ago, I wrote about the oxen portrayed here as a picture for the teacher. And I still think that this is true. But I have grown to see yet another layer in the verse. You will find similar creatures in Revelation 4, standing around the throne, by the way. read more

Taming the Mammoth

Think about what I am saying, for the Lord will enable you to understand everything. 2Ti 2:7

Spirit vs. Name

Based on a sermon by Kris Vallotton, I started thinking about denominationalism vs. apostleship. Just as he did, I want to make sure that I will not be talking about denominations vs. apostolic networks, but about the spirit of denominationalism that can be found in many apostolic networks as well vs. the spirit of apostleship that is in some denominations just as it is in some networks. A name does not make a spirit. read more