Category Archives: Christian discipline

Letter Heavy… Light on Sufficiency

“Where God calls he certainly will provide”. Many of those reading have heard this phrase and will certainly shake their head in agreement. All one need do is read Paul’s bold prayer in Philippians 4:19 to have their faith encouraged, … Continue reading

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Like a Slap Across the Face

On January 8th, 1956, Jim Elliot and four other men, died on a beachhead along the Curaray River in Ecuador. These five men, from the U.S.,  were called by God to reach the Huaorani Indians; This savage tribe was on the … Continue reading

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Faithful Fools #3 (Reciprocal Nature)

As we parted company last time, we were challenged to ask ourselves if we were Hi-Fi  or Low-Fi followers of Christ. A Hi-Fi follower is a person in whom the Holy Spirit consistently and powerfully, produces the mind, the love, … Continue reading

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Same Circumstances; Two Very Different Streams

Back in May of 2009 the animated movie UP was released. My family loves this movie, which begins on a sour note, as Mr. Fredrickson’s (the old guy) wife has recently died. Shortly thereafter Mr. Fredrickson meets Russel (the little boy). … Continue reading

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The Conveyor into the Son’s Kingdom

One of the more profound and often overlooked passages of scripture, concerning the ongoing nature of the power of God (for our Christian lives) is found in Colossians 1:13, where it declares, “He has delivered us from the power of … Continue reading

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GROWING IN GRACE

2 Peter 3:17-18 (NKJV) You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord … Continue reading

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