Category: Faith

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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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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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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“The Perfect Gift” by JJ Heller

I heard this song this Christmas. It’s a good one. https://youtu.be/_mDftjVZXPs https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jjheller/theperfectgift.html  

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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