Author Archives: David Cartledge

Returning God’s Love

As God gives himself to us in love he wants our love in response. But can we ever return God’s love out of ourselves. We are always turned in on ourselves if left to ourselves. It is impossible for us … Continue reading

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Sharing in the Triune Communion

The God who is love gives himself to us seeking fellowship with us. He wants to be ours and he wants us to be his. But we mustn’t think that this fellowship as a “something” that God wants us to … Continue reading

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Joy Meets Joy

The God’s of grace seeks and finds us through Jesus by the Spirit. We respond in joyful faith as those who are found. And God is also joyful in finding us because his love has reached its goal. His joy … Continue reading

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Seeking THE SEEKER

Once we lived only in ourselves and for ourselves. The things of this world filled our own personal world. We lived without God. Then “strangely” we began to seek God until we found him. And having found him, we saw … Continue reading

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Joyful Shepherd and Sheep

Once, we were all lost: without God and without hope in the world. There was no possibility at all that we would ever move towards God in order to find him. Nevertheless, the God of grace moves towards us in … Continue reading

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Seeking as those who Belong

Jesus is alive and he encounters us personally by his Spirit.  In this encounter, we are aware of the fullness of his love and our own lack of love.  For the more the sun of divine love shines within us … Continue reading

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He Never Stops Loving Us

We are called to love our Lord Jesus as we love no other. We are to love him as those who are deeply loved by him. We give ourselves to be with him as the one who is always with … Continue reading

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Lord as Servant and Servant as Lord

Karl Barth points us to the Lord as Servant. He was in the form of God but made himself nothing taking the form of a servant. As a servant, he was obedient even to death on the cross. And it … Continue reading

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Liberated to love

Jesus, our Lord, set us free from all the dark powers that once ruled over us. He rescued us to live under him and with him and for him as our one true Lord. As our only Lord, he wants … Continue reading

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Free to live for our Lord

Jesus is Lord. As Lord, he has set us free from all the other powers that once were lords over us. Now we are truly free to live for Jesus as our Lord. And because he set us free at … Continue reading

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