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January 15, 2018

Boom Says The Lord

Lots of people spend their whole lives hoping one day to hear the voice of God. They yearn to have that one, unequivocal proof of the reliability of faith. Yet, we need not wait for an advancing wall of sound to overtake us like an auditory tsunami. We can hear the voice of God in […]

January 1, 2018

What Moves Your Rock?

If you are willing to faithfully apply these spiritual practices, you will find your rock moved in some surprising and wonderful ways. So, one final question: Are you willing to have God move your rock? Are you willing to do the things necessary to open your life to the Spirit’s promptings? Are you ready to […]

November 19, 2017

Endure The Cost

Endure The Cost

We began our study on the Beatitudes with the aim of making progress in the Christian life, and we conclude by seeing how the end takes us back to the beginning. The challenge of overcoming the lethargy that so often holds us back from a wholehearted pursuit of all that Jesus calls us to be […]

November 5, 2017

Go After One Thing

Go After One Thing

So, we should seek purity (holiness) and be intentional about getting our inside world in order so that we can see God in our outside world. The more we grow in purity (holiness), the more we will see God. We will see God in Scripture and in worship. We will see God in the trials […]

October 29, 2017

The Sign On The Door

500 years ago Martin Luther posted a sign on the church door calling Christians to be faithful to God, for the sake of Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, believing only in the grace of God which saves, living faithfully only according to God’s word and will, and giving praise only […]

October 15, 2017

From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation

The Psalmist says “One generation shall praise your works to another.” Praise is rejoicing in God. The education of the next generation must not only aim to inform, it must also include praise. 

September 17, 2017

Bring Nothing

Bring Nothing

When we feel we have something to offer God, we come to God with our hands full; and as long as our hands are full, we are not in a position to receive the blessing of God’s presence. When we are poor in spirit – humble – we bring nothing to God, trusting God for […]

September 10, 2017

Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Roots, Shoots and Fruits

Out of these roots come the shoots of the fourth beatitude, a hunger and thirst for righteousness (5:6). God uses the root of seeing our own need to produce the shoot of a deep longing to grow in righteousness. When the roots of the first three beatitudes are nourished, a great desire for righteousness will […]

September 3, 2017

Ask Yahweh

Our approach to the questions of life, both big and small, will be altered if we ask for a daily dose of wisdom, drawing near to the Lord in prayer and in reading the Scriptures. When we cultivate a lifetime relationship with God, we will learn to ask the right questions and be ready for […]

August 13, 2017

Reflect God’s Compassion

Reflect God's Compassion

Compassion means sharing a “common passion” with God. It means caring about people as much as God does, and getting involved in God’s mission to the world. Compassion begins by reflecting on the unique value of every person, and by remembering the blindness, slavery and death that plague the human condition. Those convictions move us […]

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