Category: Christianity

Comments on Religion – briefly

(my views) Faith first, religion follows.  Faith (belief in God) is more important than religion.  Faith should be the predecessor in pre-requisite for religion. Religion follows to fit one’s needs. There is a full array of available religions with many levels of orthodoxy and a wide variety of styles.  Religion should facilitate one’s faith. Also, …

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Walking

I’m intrigued by walking.  Especially our Christian walk. Lots of good verses: https://www.openbible.info/topics/walk (Especially, Eph 2:10!) This could be a sermon. The term elemental is a good term. Here’s an article that could be shifted a bit to make it relate to our Christian walk. http://footnotesonwalking.blogspot.com/2016/07/elemental-walking-earth-air-fire-and.html  

Why Americans Go to Church – still good reasons

Ok, this is quite encouraging. I’d say paeople are going to church for the right reasons. (See the top 4 in the graphic.) These reasons are biblical (what God would want), enduring (abiding), genuine (true, sincere), helpful (promoting the greater good and self). #Christian   As churches (communities of faith) our challenge is to make …

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God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

God permits what he hates to accomplish what he loves. And ‘the accomplishing’ might be through his followers.

World Communion Sunday 2018

PTL

31 Word Studies

31 important Christian words from https://arabahjoy.com/31-amazing-words-for-your-next-bible-word-study/ 1. Meditate Psalm 119:15-16 2. Righteousness Proverbs 21:21 3. Shalom/peace I Peter 4:13 4. Submit Job 22:21 5. Endures Isaiah 40:8 6. Stronghold Psalm 62:1-2 7. Perfected II Corinthians 12:9 8. Humble I Peter 5:6 9. Authority Luke 9:1-2 10. Treasured Luke 2:19 11. Hope Psalm 42:5 12. Protect …

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Choose Joy in Our Relationships

by Crawford Loritts (2 parts) https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2018/07-2018/2018.07.15-choose-joy-in-our-circumstances-part-1/ https://www.moodyradio.org/programs/living-a-legacy/2018/08-2018/2018.08.05-choose-joy-in-our-relationships-part-2/ Philippians 2:1-8 ‘Joy’ appears in Philippians 14 times. In verses 1 and 2 is one mind.  Throughout the book ‘mind,’ thinking and decision-making, is emphasized.  Also, will and choice. Four Characteristics of People who Choose Joy in Their Relationships (#intentionality) They fight for unity. Act like Jesus. Look …

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Have Thine Own Way Lord

Have Thine Own Way, Lord | by Adelaide A. Pollard Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me after Thy will, While I am waiting, yielded and still. Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Search me and try …

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How to Adore God Part 1, #1.

on praise and worhip Running to Win February 19, 2018 https://www.moodymedia.org/radio-programs/running-to-win-15/how-adore-god-part-1/ Multiple parts follow.

James A Garfield

I learned to appreciate James Garfield listening to Play the Man by Mark Batterson on RightNow Media. Born in a log cabin in Ohio. Only ordained preacher to become US President. (our 20th) Only president that didn’t run for president. The 1880 Republican National Convention, they were deadlocked after 35 ballots. They nominated James A …

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