Category Archives: Practicing the Better

Practicing the Better: Jesus–Instruction, #2

​The Kingdom of God was Jesus’ curriculum for practicing the better. [1]  Every word and act of Jesus was a revelation of some aspect of that Kingdom.  We can see this in the light, life, and love which came through … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Jesus–Instruction

​Just as there is too much in Jesus’ incarnation for us to explore in this series, the same holds true for his instruction.  Light, life, and love run through the length and breadth of Jesus’ teaching. It all comes together … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Jesus–Incarnation, #2

​Jesus came to show us how God intends for us to live in the world.  Far from eliminating or minimizing any other reason we might give for the incarnation, this one gathers, organizes, and unites the rest.  As John put … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Jesus–Incarnation

​When we come to Jesus, the connections between him and practicing the better are numerous. We can only hit the high spots in this series, and even then there is plenty to explore.  We begin with keynotes in his incarnation. … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: John the Baptist

​The bridge from the first covenant to the second covenant climaxed in John the Baptist, the one who broke the silence of a 400-year prophesy drought in Israel with his message to “prepare the way of the Lord” (Matthew 2:3). … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: Nazareth

​It is impossible to write about practicing the better in those people and places leading up to Jesus without noticing Nazareth. Jesus spent 90% of his life there, and was undoubtedly influenced by his home town. In the larger context … Continue reading

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Practicing the Better: The Magi

​[Note: as we begin September, we move into the last third of the 2018 Oboedire theme, “Practicing the Better.”  If you have become an Oboedire traveler recently, you can go to the righthand sidebar of the home page, click on … Continue reading

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