Category Archives: Jesus Christ

O God, Why? #3

As we had learned in the last post, the suffering of the follower of Jesus, has more than a few good and godly purposes.  1) Suffering serves as means of God’s loving correction in our lives. 2) Suffering is a … Continue reading

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O God, Why? (#2)

When considering why God allows suffering, it is essential we remember that man was created good, very good indeed. God was pleased with what He had made and Genesis records that God had fellowship with Adam and Eve, in the … Continue reading

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Cutting Off Satan’s Access

This past week I was troubled by the ease Satan exerted in influencing those who were following Jesus Christ, in the New Testament. I want to clarify that I am not writing of being tempted or being demonized (possessed) by an unclean spirit … Continue reading

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Cleansed #2

As we discussed in the last post (if you have not read it click Clean #1), conscience is God’s divine imprint upon every human soul. With this conscience we have self identity, as well as an awareness of who God … Continue reading

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REJECTION’S BITTER ROOT

Our last time together we discussed how Esau was not able to receive the blessing he he desired, although wanting it badly; even seeking it with strong crying and tears (Hebrews 12:16-17; to read previous article click here). His inability to … Continue reading

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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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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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Dear Children… Imitate God!!!

(Ephesians 5:1) Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. As I read the fifth chapter of the Letter to the Ephesians, this verse unfolded before me.  The phrase “Therefore be imitators of God” really stood out to me. To … Continue reading

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No Thrill of Victory Without Agony

While reading the Gospel of John chapter five today, I was reminded of the most famous line from ABC’s “The Wide World of Sports”, “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”. Each Saturday afternoon, while watching a series of … Continue reading

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We Should Not Be Surprised… Why Are We?

Recently, sports talk radio personality Colin Cowherd, suggested Tim Tebow is a good enough athlete to play some position on any NFL roster.  Cowherd then assigned blame to Tebow’s rabid Christian fan base, for him not have a roster spot … Continue reading

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