Category: Discipleship

Notes for March 2022

March 6 is the first Sunday of Lent. Easter is April 17. It’s a good time to invite people to church, for Easter, or any Sunday. Invite cards for Point Pleasant. Invite cards for New Philadelphia. Today I’m preaching on the letter of Paul to the Colossians.  This is the first of numerous sermons on …

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Notes for January 2022

Happy New Year!  Here are a few links related to our worship services and sermons in January. The Valley of Vision The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, is a book published in 1975. Includes the prayer for the New Year. Blessed to be a Blessing We are all blessed in …

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2021 Daily Devotionals

2021 In 2021, I started, and was able to complete, two daily Christian devotionals. I think this is the first time I’ve ever been able to actually do all 365 days. These were excellent. The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge is written by Tony Dungy. This was a gift to me Christmas 2020 from …

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Notes for August 14, 2021

  A few notes related to today’s sermon, The Joy of POP (privilege, opportunity, priority). Tony Dungy Books by Tony Dungy here.  They include Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life and The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge. Super Bowl Breakfast Speech Tony Dungy Super Bowl Breakfast 2006 Part 1 …

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Means of Grace – Jerusalem Cross

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

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