Thirty-two - The Ultimate Creative Act

December 12, 2017

I would like to pass on a truth that has been wonderfully illuminating and helpful to me as I have experienced more through the years of "dying with Christ." It comes from my spiritual and literary mentor George MacDonald (1824-1905), 19th-century pastor, theologian, and novelist. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Thirty-one - Magician or Son?

December 5, 2017

The idea of a progressively dawning revelation of sonship in the life of Jesus, and the notion that He could have made different choices than He did, will undoubtedly cause some to squirm. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Thirty - The Divine Risk

November 28, 2017

Here is the crux of attempting to grasp the enormity of what Jesus did. All real wills can go in either direction. They don't have to make the right choice. There is no coercion. That is the definition of free will. It is truly free to choose. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-nine - A Progressively Revealed Sonship

November 21, 2017

Jesus was a man, not an angel. He possessed a will that was his own. He possessed the capacity of choice that was human. And He won His Sonship, and our salvation, by exercising that choice. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-eight - What Really Happened at Bethlehem?

November 14, 2017

Theologians have devised all sorts of contorted ways to explain the incarnation that make little sense to anyone but themselves. But I see only two possible ways to account for the astounding fact that God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-seven - Angel or Man?

November 7, 2017

From what we know, angels are celestial beings different from humans in many respects. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-six - The Ultimate Crossroad - Crossroad Three

October 31, 2017

Again a winnowing comes. A third crossroad arrives for those who call Jesus Lord. This time the question is more piercing yet, probing to the inner depths of the heart and soul. 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-five - The Question at Crossroad Two

October 24, 2017

Ultimately the most important issue all must face in this new Kingdom is a question of identiry. "Who is this man Jesus whom we have followed?" 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-four - An Upside-down World

October 17, 2017

For those, perhaps few in number, who do respond to that call, who obey that summons, FOLLOW ME, Jesus will begin to teach many things about life as His follower in God's Kingdom... 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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Twenty-three - A Cluster at Life’s Intersection

October 10, 2017

In considering the question at the first crossroad, I find the woman at the well of John 4 fascinating... 

From Jesus an Obedient Son by Michael Phillips. Read by Michael Kimball. More information on this and similar writings may be found at Father of the Inklings. Visit Amazon to purchase Jesus an Obedient Son and other books by Michael Phillips. 
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