Principles of Relational Theology: Loving God and Others

The word "intimacy" means I know you in your deepest heart of hearts. I will let you know me with the same transparency. I want to know you to bless you. Let your heart join with God's heart in this experiential look at Biblical truth.

  • Christ and His Towel

    Servants never crave the spotlight, but simply live to meet others' needs. As Christ washes the disciples' feet before his crucifixion, he models the personal involvement and unselfishness that characterize a servant's heart. Our high calling as servants of Christ is rewarded with deep, inner fulfillment.
  • The Father with the Outstretched Arms

    Jesus' parable of the prodigal son depicts the plight of a runaway son, a grieving father and a sulky older brother. Self-reliance, selfishness and self-condemnation bring about isolation and loneliness in a family that longs for closeness, support and companionship. When we understand our heavenly Father's heart, we can leave loneliness behind and ...more
  • Intimate Life

    Too often we miss the closeness of knowing Jesus personally. The apostle John invites us to have the same intimate fellowship with Jesus that John had when Christ was on earth in His physical body. Avoid perfunctory religion. Know Him for yourself. 
  • The God Who Wants to Know our Hearts

    What are your earliest memories of your Dad? Was he your punisher or protector? How we view our fathers can dramatically affect perceptions of our Heavenly Father. Don't struggle alone any longer. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Let Him in.
  • What Intimacy with God Looks Like

    Life is not about us. It's all about God. As we mature in Christ, we develop a relationship with God that is secure and intimate in His love. We view life from God's perspective so that we can share His character and partner in His work and ministry. God knows our needs and shares our dreams. He yearns for us to know Him deeply as well.
  • The Great Distraction

    All of us long for meaningful relationships. So, why do we often hurt the ones we love? Our worldly cravings, lusts and pride distract us from the will of God--loving God and others. God also grieves when we turn our backs on Him and fall prey to the lure of hedonism and self-sufficiency.
  • The Greatest Hindrance to Intimacy with God

    We can run, but we can't hide from sin. Sin soils the human spirit and impairs our ability to experience God. Christ rescues us from the angry sea of sin when we confess and ask forgiveness. Stop running. Only at God’s side do we find safety and security.