TwelveTwelve: The Leader Blog of North Wake Church

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Facet of Christ (Day 47)

This normal man was sinless, but he was a sinless man, not a sinless Superman. He woke up with bed-head. He went through puberty. Maybe he was a snorer. He’s not Zeus. (Phil. 2.5-7) Dane Ortlund 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,  7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:5-7)

By |July 17th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 46)

There was nothing physically attractive about him (Isa 53:2). He would never have appeared on the cover of Men’s Health. He came as a normal man to comfort normal people. Dane Ortlund For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. (Isaiah 53:2)

By |July 16th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 45)

His coming into this diseased world means that, as Gandalf told Sam, “everything sad is going to come untrue.” (Rev. 21.3-4) Dane Ortlund 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Rev. 21:3-4)

By |July 15th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 44)

When the religious leaders “saw the boldness of Peter and John” in Acts 4:13, “they recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Simply spending time with Jesus Christ creates a boldness, a brightness, a distinguishable trait visible to others. Dane Ortlund 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)

By |July 14th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 43)

He found you. He found me. As a mentor said to me once, “Remember, Dane, you’ve already been discovered.” We don’t need to be noticed by anyone else, ever again. If we have his attention, we need no one else’s. (Eph. 1.3-5) Dane Ortlund 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according

By |July 13th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 42)

He is not averse to messy, complicated, up-and-down, failures. He is averse to messy, complicated, up-and-down, failures who deny they are messy, complicated, up-and-down, failures. (Prov. 28.13) Dane Ortlund 13 Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

By |July 12th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 41)

His grace is both outside me and inside me. Freely accounted righteousness- grace, through the Son, is credited to me from the outside; freely given godliness-grace, through the Spirit, is worked in me on the inside (Eph. 2.8-9) Dane Ortlund 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)

By |July 11th, 2024|

Meditation for Preparation – July 14th

On Messy Rooms, Elbow Grease, and Grace Read: Luke 11:14-26 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if

By |July 10th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 40)

His grace is both outside me and inside me. Freely accounted righteousness- grace, through the Son, is credited to me from the outside; freely given godliness-grace, through the Spirit, is worked in me on the inside (Eph. 2.8-9) Dane Ortlund 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)

By |July 10th, 2024|

Facet of Christ (Day 39)

He not only provides for my justification and my reconciliation but also my adoption. Legal acquittal; restored friendship; familial love and inheritance. (Eph. 1.3-5) Dane Ortlund 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, (Eph. 1:3-5)

By |July 9th, 2024|
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