Bringing the Text to Life
While still in this life, we can be moved by God’s grace — from death to life and to a seat in heavenly places in Christ.
AT A GLANCE:
Paul talks about moving toward a heaven-inspired perspective and making it a regular practice. We might assume that seeking and doing God’s will gets easier as we go through life. But when the voice of God seems inexplicably silent, it doesn’t mean we’ve somehow failed. It means God wants us to walk by faith.
For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Deep Reading John 3:16,” March 22, 2009.
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When you drill down into the study’s statistics, however, much of the moving seems to have been by young adults, a fairly mobile demographic at any time. While some...