Being a Person of Extravagant Devotion

GOD’S FIRST PRIORITY: TO LOVE GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART 37 Jesus said to him, ” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.” (Mt. 22:37-38) The first commandment is the primary thing with which [...]

An Overview of the Storyline in the Song of Solomon

SONG OF SOLOMON: THE DIVINE KISS & THE BRIDE’S LIFE VISION (SONG 1:2-4) The theme of the Song of Solomon is the Bride’s spiritual journey to be drawn near to Jesus in intimacy and then to run in deep partnership with Him in ministry. She matures in these two realities as she experiences the kisses [...]

God’s Love is Better than the Wine of this World (Song 1:2)

UNDERSTANDING THE KISSES OF GOD’S WORD 2 Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth (Word) – For Your love is better than wine.  (Song 1:2) The Bride made her request to the One with authority over the King. She said, “Let Him…” She asks the One who could influence the King in [...]

Worship on Earth Like It Is in Heaven: David’s Revelation of Worship

DAVID’S SACRED VOW: TO EXTRAVAGANTLY PURSUE GOD UNTIL… As a young man, David made a vow to dedicate his life to find a resting place or dwelling place for God. This refers to a place where an unusual measure of God’s presence is manifest on earth. David’s life work was to establish a dwelling place [...]

Exposing Deception and Discerning Cults

Exposing Deception and Discerning Cults JESUS WARNED ABOUT FALSE PROPHETS AND CULTS When Jesus taught on the end times, He warned us to beware of false teachers who could gain a large following, thus starting new cults. Jesus twice emphasized that “many” will respond to false leaders (v. 5, 11). False teaching will accelerate (v. [...]

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