Author Archives: David Cartledge

With Jesus in his Father’s House

As Jesus’ death drew near, he began to tell his friends that he was returning to his Father to share the glory he always had with his Father. How would Jesus feel about his friends when he was exalted in … Continue reading

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Our Sympathetic High Priest

Jesus is now exalted to the highest place and given the name above every name. How does Jesus feel about us as he reigns supremely on high? Does he really care about us from his lofty position over all? We … Continue reading

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Remaining Attentive to Jesus

God the Father raised Jesus by his Spirit. Now, Jesus is reigning at his Father’s right hand. As the risen and reigning one, Jesus continues his work in and for us. He also continues his work through us for the … Continue reading

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It’s all about Jesus

Jesus came among us as the Lord who serves his Father and us in deep lowliness. He did so to the point of death on the cross. Therefore, the Father raised Jesus from the dead as the new man in … Continue reading

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You are not alone

When we focus on Jesus, our minds may shift first to what he once did for us in the past. He loved me and gave himself for me. He reconciled me to God by dying for me on the cross. … Continue reading

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New Man, New Humanity, New Creation

The resurrection of Jesus takes place in space-time, but it isn’t merely a great event within human history. It is the good news that God has broken into history with the powers of another world. He has done so, decisively … Continue reading

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God’s ultimate intention is Jesus

All things were created through the Father’s Son. Furthermore, all things were created for him (Colossians 1: 16). The final goal of all things is that all will be gathered up and united in Jesus (Ephesians 1: 9-11). God’s ultimate … Continue reading

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God Opening Himself Through Personal Encounter

In the Jesus’ story we see God as human encountering people personally and dramatically. In doing so, Jesus communicates who God is and what he is like. He encounters one person revealing God as the holy one. He encounters another … Continue reading

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God’s Dramatic Action

God wants to make himself known to us as he is within himself. And he shows us who he is through an unfolding drama. That means we don’t try to grasp who God is by trying to get our heads … Continue reading

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Participating in the Triune Drama

The Triune God is a communion of joyful love. Within this communion there is a purpose that the three share in together. The purpose is to include others within the communion. The three want others to share in the joyful … Continue reading

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