Category: Growth

Means of Grace – Jerusalem Cross

https://um-insight.net/in-the-church/practicing-faith/how-to-nurture-a-disciple-of-jesus/

A couple notes on the pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer

Chapter 3 is a barnburner. Chapter 4 discusses that faith is a reckoning not just a spiritual feeling. There’s a prayer at the end of each chapter. It is somewhat of a summary of the chapter but also a progression upward toward the pursuit of GodIt is somewhat of a summary of the chapter but …

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See, Love, Follow

http://achievebalance.com/data/songs/daybyday.htm

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking

Great quote by Marianne Williamson. Thanks Dave Lafary at the Faith Encounter, 10-19-16 at Wesley Church.

Grasping and being moved to Please, Know, and Resemble God

From Tim Keller’s daily reading plan (and his fuller book) from YouVersion (below). I want this ultimate relationship with God. I want to grasp what Jesus did for me and all of mankind. I want to be in relationship with God to please Him, know Him, and resemble Him, as I love those around me …

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Pilgrim’s Progress Quote

Pilgrim’s Progress Quotes Christian now went to the spring, and drank thereof, to refresh himself [Isa. 49:10], and then began to go up the hill, saying– “The hill, though high, I covet to ascend, The difficulty will not me offend; For I perceive the way to life lies here. Come, pluck up heart, let’s neither …

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Relationship w Jesus ≠ Relationship w Abraham Lincoln

Loving God 101, Part 01: Relationship with God. Really??? “episode 85” from Jesus at 2 am podcast. Listen at http://www.jesusat2am.com/2015/05/21/introduction_to_christian_spiritual_formation_1/ Kirk Winslow says, “The ultimate goal is love – and love grows in relationship, not by performing a set of behaviors!  In this episode I offer a short introduction to spiritual formation and take up the …

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Christ Jesus, taking the very nature of a servant, humbled himself by becoming obedient to death. Therefore…

Imitating Christ’s Humility from Philippians 2 (NIV) 5 …Christ Jesus…7taking the very nature of a servant,…8humbled himself     by becoming obedient to death…..9Therefore,….10every knee should bow….11Jesus Christ is Lord,     to the glory of God the Father.…[and].12Therefore,… 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. …

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7 Free Online Tools for Sermon Writing

http://www.concordiatechnology.org/blog/2016/03/7-free-online-tools-for-sermon-writing?utm_content=25259776&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter 6th one is Christian Classics Ethereal Library  – The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting …

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Habits for our holiness – spiritual disciplines

http://www.amazon.com/Habits-Our-Holiness-Spiritual-Disciplines/dp/080241348X Potential book for Bible study