#153 – We The Church, 2

A big handicap for Christians today is that we don’t believe in the majesty and desirability of the Kingdom of God. We have been duped into believing that today’s institutional church is an authentic expression of God’s Kingdom on earth and we’re comfortable with that. I am deeply touched as I read of the Abundant…

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#152 – We The Church

Picking up from last time – – about 3:30 Sunday afternoon we went to “be the church” with some friends. There were 11 plus Jesus. Our Bible study leader had had a rough week and hadn’t prepared a lesson this time. Instead, she printed off some scriptures and put them in a basket that we…

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#151 – Got 15 Minutes?

What can you do in 15-minutes? NFL half-time is twelve-minutes and basketball is fifteen. You spend 15 minutes, four times, in a one-hour news or other tv show, which many Christians do multiple times daily on programs that add nothing of value to their life or well-being. Yesterday morning God took me to Revelation nineteen…

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#150 – These People Come Near to Me – – But – –

More in the “Jesus Said – -” series soon, but I need to share this for your weekend consideration. God has repeatedly taken me to two scriptures recently, in response to my inquiries about the church, “She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil,…

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#149 – Jesus Said – -, 1

Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”* Could this be as serious as it sounds? Is Jesus…

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#147 – The Beautiful Attitudes

Godliness, the culture of the Kingdom of God which is entered through the narrow gate as we take up our cross daily and follow Jesus, is the most wonderful and fulfilling way to live. Nothing this world offers comes even close. Satan lies. In the Beatitudes, Jesus describes the character that develops naturally as we…

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#146 – Do Not Be Like the Horse Or the Mule – –

Psalm Thirty Two, Of David, niv 1) Blessed is the one    whose transgressions are forgiven,    whose sins are covered.2) Blessed is the one    whose sin the Lord does not count against them    and in whose spirit is no deceit. 3) When I kept silent,    my bones wasted away    through my groaning all day long.4) For day and night    your hand was heavy on me;my strength was…

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#145 – Today, Part 2

So, is America’s current administration and its degenerate policies simply “politics as usual,” or is it being allowed by a greater power as part of something bigger? And how about Covid-19? And wars, earthquakes, drought, forest fires, floods and the atrocities of radical Islam? And the fact that Christians around the world are being persecuted…

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#144 – Today, Part 1

Many professing Christ-followers are so fixated on American politics, and national and world events, and so vested in building their personal and religious kingdoms, that they can’t see God at work in our world. In spite of her abandonment of God and His ways, “America” isn’t the most pressing issue for her Christians. Rather, it…

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