Category: Discipleship

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.

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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Billy Graham was FAT

At Billy Graham’s funeral, youngest son, Ned Graham said: “I just want you to know my father was ‘FAT’ – he was faithful, he was available, and he was teachable,” said Ned Graham, his youngest child. “Faithful, available, teachable, may we all be that way.” http://www.wral.com/mourners-to-say-goodbye-to-billy-graham-america-s-pastor-/17385929/ My prayer is that I will be faithful, available, …

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2 days after Christmas quick reflections

When the angel appeared to the Shepherds in Luke 2:10-11, we often pick up on the bright lights and fear. I find it noteworthy that, beyond he/r calming their fear, s/he lays out much of the gospel.                 This baby is Good News Joy For all people A …

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Calvin’s Micah 6:8 Prayer

In the Calvin commentary on Micah he includes this prayer. (I have the Calvin app.) It is broad and far-reaching, in the same way that Micah 6:8 is broad and far-reaching.

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13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13 We live between the 1st and 2nd Comings of Christ. Our calling is to follow Jesus’ commandments. That is, to love. J.C.Ryle wrote a nice piece on this.             …

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Ephesians 4:11-12

Equipped, for works, for service, build up the body of Christ.

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

Here’s a good list. I do consider prayer and reverence for God as included and implied.                                                   My comment was: Yes, I like the way it states they are kind, take …

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“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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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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