Anticipation, anticipation Is makin' me late Is keepin' me waitin' (Anticipation lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group) Who remembers that song by Carly Simon? Guess I'm revealing my age; actually I don't have to reveal my age--it shows naturally. But early this morning, I'm awake and filled with great anticipation, like a child on the [...]
Welcome back class. We're looking at How Do You Get To Heaven? I've come up with a subtitle to this class: Spiritual Navigation Course. Yesterday we look at the Santa Claus Plan and its obvious failure. By the way, you can't drop this course. Even those who skip class or refuse to sign up for it, they, [...]
Romans 5:1-5 (NLT) 1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward [...]
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the [...]
Probably my shortest blog, but a message that is unfinished in me and I long for the day when this prayer has perfected the work in me. It came to me, and I know it is from The Holy Spirit, as I was doing my morning stroll around the yard and praying. I want to [...]
Here lately I've gone back to some of the great classics when it comes to a solid understanding about the nature of God's Kingdom. And one of those great teachers from the past is A.W. Tozer. Yesterday this one really grabbed me and I thought, "Wow! So simple but even more powerfully true! Why can't [...]
Yesterday I hopefully left you wanting to know a secret about this Warrior God. So here it is: WE Need To Know That Our God Is Our Warrior God! When we face our personal battles, we need The Warrior God. When we are facing the mountains we need The Warrior God. When we are facing [...]
Here’s another “Wild” blog that inspires and challenges me. How would you, how DO YOU, share the story of Jesus with others? With legalism and its rules? If you have chosen the rules and rituals to tell the story of Jesus, haven’t you ever wondered why we in the good old U.S.A. are living in this Post-Christian Culture and why mainline, established tribes (i.e. denominations) are in decline? Come on folks, get your act together! Let’s change our core, our heart, from centuries of traditions back to what it should be: The Love Of God Perfectly Expressed In Jesus! And remember, love God with all your heart, love others the way HE loves you, and make sure all the glory goes to HIM!
What if you only had ten minutes to show a group of people on a remote island everything they needed to know in order to grow into a vibrant Christian community, and you could only give them four Bible verses (they have no Bibles)? What would you share with them? To keep it simple, we’ll assume these islanders have heard about Jesus and a few popular Bible stories.
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Another one of my moments of random thinking this morning, and it seems I'm being afflicted with this more often than usual. The thought? Curb Shopping! Now if you are not familiar with Curb Shopping, I will warn you that it may become addictive. Simply put, Curb Shopping is watching for what people put out [...]
(This is Number 8 in a series. I encourage you to read in order, Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church!; #10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship; #9 Ignoring That We Are In A War; #8: Wrong priorities; 7: Cookie Cutter Attitude; #6. Self Reliance; #5 Fear Of Change and #4 Form Rather Than Substance. The ninth one should come tomorrow!) OK, OK, OK; [...]
(This is the seventh in a 10 part series. Item Number 3 will be released tomorrow. If you are just starting to read this series, you will need to start with Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church! first, then #10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship; #9 Ignoring That We Are In A War; #8: Wrong priorities; 7: Cookie Cutter Attitude; [...]
(This is the sixth in a 10 part series. Reason Number 4 will be released tomorrow. If you are just starting to read this series, you will need to start with Top 10 Things That Are Killing The Church! first, then #10: Choosing Religion Over Relationship; #9 Ignoring That We Are In A War; #8: Wrong priorities; 7: Cookie Cutter Attitude; and [...]