How well do you know your true self?

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Three Parts Of Man — Body, Soul, Spirit

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What’s the difference between knowing and believing?

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What resentment can do

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What’s your social intelligence quotient?

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How can anything so beautiful be so nasty?

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in a little while. . .

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Are We One With God?

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A Perfect Memory

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Voices

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Those Awful Flesh Patterns

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It’s All Just Practice, Folks

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The Hurricane Life

1 ever feel like this2  out here3 but in the middle4 God created5 body6 we relate to the outside world7 Godgave us a soul8 the Bible makes reference9 for us10 we are spirit beings

They Made It Across The Red Sea

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Walking In “Newness” Of Life

Do we know what newness of life truly means?

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God’s Canning Process: Sealing

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God’s Canning Process: Filling

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Simple

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

We have an overwhelming tendency to complicate simple things. We have all heard the K.I.S.S. principle, but we seldomkiss apply it. James Madison, our fourth President, warned against creating laws  “so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they can not be understood.”¹

I guess our lawmakers were on the campaign trail or a fact-finding junket in Maui when Madison said that.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so simple a child can understand it.  When we’re talking about the Gospel to folks, or even to each other, we don’t have to explain justification or sanctification or election or the Trinity or grace. The best Gospel we can ever preach is the one we live out. That sermon will preach clearer and simpler than any testimony we could share with words.

¹Our Daily Bread devotional for April 10, 2013, Keep It Simple, by Dave Egner, was the inspiration for this devotional today on For His Glory

Gay Marriage Post Draws Fire, Favor

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Blissfully Ignorant in My Church: Welcoming Differences, Avoiding Division – Part 3

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Preparing For Your Calling — Believing Jesus’ Teachings

By Author Amanda Beth
Guest Blogger and Author

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

—2 Timothy 2:20

This is the seventh message in my series on preparing for your calling.  Continue reading

Lose The Law, Grab The Grace

Editor’s Note: Revelations In Writing is fast becoming one of my favorite blogs to read.  Shannon E. Moreno is fast becoming one of my favorite blog writers. First and foremost, Shannon and I are on the same page spiritually in our identities in Christ. Secondly, she is a gifted and devoted writer. It is obvious Shannon loves the Lord and allows the Holy Spirit to guide her heart and her writing.

“For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God in His grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.” – Galatians 3:18

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The Church: Harlot Or Bride? Megachurches Marketing To Consumers

A Colorado Springs megachurch pastor became disillusioned when he began to follow on Twitter around a dozen high-profile pastors whose ministries he respected. Continue reading

Religious Freedom — An Oxymoron

A friend of mine emailed me some pictures of billboards going up somewhere in Tennessee for a certain political party. Two of the billboards suggested that if we choose their political candidate, America would have “Religious Freedom”.

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Saint, Not Sinner

What usually happens when someone pays you a compliment? See if any of these responses fits you. Continue reading

If only . . .

If only we had more money . . .
If only our son would come home . . .
If only my husband would stop drinking . . .
If only I had taken that last job offer. . .
If only this pain would stop. . .
If only our daughter would dress like a lady . . .
If only our pastor would stop harping on sin . . .
If only I could stop smoking. . .
If only we had a nicer house. . .

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Can You Be In Two Places At Once? Yes!

Most parents support their teenagers’ sporting events. We go to games, volunteer in the concession stand, serve on boards, umpire, coach, et al.

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Life Does Not Begin At Conception

Life does not begin at conception.

Are you going to believe what God says, or are you going to believe what you think, or what some doctors speculate and theorize?

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Preparing For Your Calling “Emptying and Filling”

Third In A Series
Love God More Than The World
By Amanda Beth

Editor’s Note: Today we resume Amanda Beth’s series we started publishing before Christmas. Enjoy.  

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

—2 Timothy 2:20

This is the third message in my series on preparing for your calling. Follow this link if you missed the last two messages in this series. Last week I talked about how Simon, Peter, James and John dropped everything to follow Jesus. Once they made that choice, Jesus began to teach them and perform miracles in their sight. Continue reading