Category: Discipleship

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage

from Thinkr from book Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage. https://thinkr.org/books/fortitude-american-resilience-in-the-era-of-outrage Key Insights: Outrage is not a virtue—and it’s corrosive to democracy. Perspective will keep us humble and dampen our entitlement. What you want to do is a far less important question than who you want to be. Entertain Plan Bs too often …

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Make Room in Your Heart

Casting Crowns – Make Room (Official Music Video) ft. Matt Maher https://t.co/q03tfqcpeR via @YouTube Lyrics: https://t.co/On39xJUYRQ — Jim Olsen (@DrOlsen314) December 16, 2019 Casting Crowns – Make Room (Official Music Video) ft. Matt Maher

Grace will accomplish

But what nature does not love and cannot perform, grace will accomplish, and make to thee a life of joy and glory. near The end of chapter 16 in Andrew Murray’s abide in Christ 16th day for staking all for him

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  

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.