Author Archives: David Cartledge

Relational Response

In union with the Father’s dearly loved Son we are dearly loved children. Within this relationship, we do not do what God wants so that we can get him to act favourably towards us in some way. That sounds like … Continue reading

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Responding to God’s Love

We can add nothing to all that God has done for us once and for all in Jesus. Everything is already DONE. However, the God who has done all for us now calls us to DO whatever he wants us … Continue reading

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Reconciling Love

We were enemies of God, alienated from him in every way, but he moved towards us to bring us back home. This reconciliation to relationship takes place in Jesus. As Paul says, “IN CHRIST, God was reconciling the world to … Continue reading

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Grace meets Grace for Relationship

The One God exists as three Persons in relationship. This relational God created us for relationship and he comes to us as Jesus to reconcile us for relationship. As Jesus acts as one of us to bring us to his … Continue reading

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Knowing the One God

In the Old Covenant, belief in the One God was relational rather than merely rational. It wasn’t just a theoretical acknowledgment that there is only One Supreme Being. The daily repeated Shema says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our … Continue reading

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For me to live is Christ

For Saul of Tarsus, Israel’s God was in a class of his own. All other gods were actually no gods at all. This belief was expressed through whole hearted devotion to his God. He aimed to be faithful to the … Continue reading

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God Making Himself Known

God the Father wants to draw near and be known. And through his Son, he actually came among us making himself known. “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s … Continue reading

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Jesus is God revealing HIMSELF through himself

As Jesus was praising his Father in the joy of the Spirit he said, “No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the … Continue reading

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God with us and for us

In the Jesus story, we see the Father loving his Son and the Son loving his Father. We see them no other way. And the way we see them in the story is the way they always are within the … Continue reading

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Seeing the Relational God through Jesus

Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in him.That means it is through Jesus, the Father’s unique Son, that we see the Father himself. To see Jesus in action is to see the Father in action. So, when … Continue reading

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