Category Archive: Christianity

Jan 18

“Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord.

Isiah, long before Christ appeared, unfolds the Gospel plan Isiah 1:18 18 “Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat …

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Jan 05

Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level

This is a very good post by Tim Price. Ten Practical Ways To Take Your Ministry To The Next Level – Click here Does look toward taking it to the next level, but also about building foundations, intentionality, and sustainability. Under Document Your Ministry he has a good list: Vision; Culture; Process; Main Thing; Fully …

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Dec 21

The Story of the Other Wise Man

The Story of the Other Wise Man has brought joy and meaning to myself and my family for many years. I highly recommend reading this small book. It is a legend of a fourth wise man (a scholar as the three wise men), who also studied the prophesies and the stars and set out to …

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Dec 10

Hope, Race, and Power

A top-ten sermon by Timothy Keller. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hope-race-and-power/id352660924?i=1000372508617&mt=2 based on Romans 14:1-3 14- 15:7.  (released 7/14/16)  

Dec 03

My Prayer this Advent

My prayer this advent is that I better learn to understand and grasp the following by AW Tozer* on the reason Christ came to earth. [This is taken from Day 1 of From Heaven: A 28-Day Advent Devotional] Dwell With Unite To Dwell In [*This was written at a time when the term ‘men’ was …

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Dec 03

Pax Romana

Notes taken while listening to espisode 3 of Romans video series on RightWay Media (by Mart De Haan [with Jimmy DeYoung]). Ceaseria Phillipi (named in honor of Caesar Augustus) was the administrative center (for the Romans) of Palestine. Herod was put in by the romans as the ‘King of the Jews’. He had a palace …

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Nov 22

A W Tozer

A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of …

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Nov 22

Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace

Good, not to long, article on Wesley’s view of Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/our-wesleyan-heritage  To sanctify means to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. To consecrate means to make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. Through God’s sanctifying grace, we grow and mature in …

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Nov 15

Treasured Truths – Adoption

Notes from the Treasured Truth podcast (Pastor James Ford, Jr.) [5 parts (podcasts) in Moody Radio app] Gal 4 God ‘removed’ slave or free, male or female, etc. (In Gal 3 he removes barriers.) However, this was on a spiritual level. He did not remove the physical/practical differences – e.g. Males and females are physically …

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Nov 01

Great commission or morality

Good devo by Joe Stowell on the idea that the great commission is more important than promoting morality. Some good ideas to use in the Two Decrees sermon.  http://getmorestrength.org/daily/one-at-a-time/ 

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