Disclaimer: The publisher of this book provided me with a free copy of the book in exchange for a book review. Scott Oliphant’s book on the Majesty of Mystery is a beautiful theological study on the person of God. Covering in-depth theological discussions such as the Trinity and the Incarnation, Oliphant takes readers on a beautifully-illustrated journey into the riches of the glory of God. Not only did this resource deepen my theological understanding of God, it drew me closer to God and deepened my personal relationship with God. I highly recommend this resource to those wishing for a solid balance between an in-depth academic-theological study of God and a resource that will make one fall even deeper in love with one’s Creator and Lord.
The Youtube video is linked here. As you start turning to Acts 2:42-47, I want to introduce you to what it looks like to live Life after Repentance. Teachers in Jesus’ day recognized the principle of Kavanah. It is a Hebrew word meaning “to aim” that is used to speak of the inner life and points to hitting the bullseye by strengthening yourself, aiming, releasing, and hitting the bullseye repeatedly while taking into account the favor of God on the Arrow’s flight. Kavanah combines our intentional action as we purposely do spiritual disciplines together with the expectation that God is present and active. Kavanah refuses to pretend that only God is active in my life; and it refuses to act as if all of my spiritual progress is up to me alone and if I just work hard enough I can hit the target. Kavanah demands that we labor as God labors within us. it is the Expression of Paul the Apostle in 1 Corinthians 15:10. 1 Corinthians 15:10 NASB95 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me. God was […]