Living Wisely with and Praying for Those Who Identify Themselves as Enemies

Weekend Musings Christians are called to love and pray for our enemies and even those who persecute us (Matthew 5:4; Luke 6:35; Romans 12:14). But we are also warned throughout Scriptures like the one quoted below, to not emulate or follow their example. Christians have not always been faithful to “the love and pray for” … More Living Wisely with and Praying for Those Who Identify Themselves as Enemies

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A Full-throttle, Open-armed, Burned-bridges Adventure with Christ

Sunday afternoon Musings This is a Francis Chan video that fit perfectly with my message this morning. One of the men of the church asked me if I would post the video on my BLOG so here it is. Be blessed and live a life full-throttle, open-armed, burned-bridges adventure with the Risen Savior. He is worthy. … More A Full-throttle, Open-armed, Burned-bridges Adventure with Christ

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You Aren’t Growing as a Christian Because You Don’t Need Him

Tuesday is for Discipleship You aren’t growing as a Christian because you don’t need him. “But,” you say, “I do need him. Without Christ I have no forgiveness of sins, no relationship with the Father, no way to heaven, no hope of eternity in fellowship with Christ and all those who have loved his appearing” … More You Aren’t Growing as a Christian Because You Don’t Need Him

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Living in a Moment by Moment Relationship with God.

Thursday is for Discipleship Assuming that a person has repented of sin and believed in Christ as their Savior, Sin-bearer, reigning and soon-coming King, how do we help people to live moment by moment in relationship to the living God? How do we help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ? I have … More Living in a Moment by Moment Relationship with God.

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The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler

Continued from Monday (What is a Christian? How should he view himself and his mission? Part 1) “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (Part 2)     A settler, like a sojourner, is a person who is on a journey.  My image, as a white-middle class 49 years old,* who grew … More The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler

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Discipling Men in a Desperate Housewives World

Thursday is for Discipleship The sad state of the church in America is illustrated in the following quote from Peter Feuerherd’s Holyland USA, (2006): The women of Wisteria Lane [Desperate Housewives] created must-see Sunday nights all over blue and red America. Their behavior was far from holy, but evangelicals watched as much as anyone else … More Discipling Men in a Desperate Housewives World

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A Blizzard of Imperatives for Serious (Real) Christians

Thursday is for Discipleship Here’s a discipleship study to sober and deepen your new converts. Have them read Romans 12:9-13:14. Ask them to make a list of all the things that Paul commanded the Roman believers to do under the heading “Marks of a True Follower of Christ“ After they have plowed through that blizzard … More A Blizzard of Imperatives for Serious (Real) Christians

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