Prayer and action

Evangelize With Joy, Not A Sandwich Board

Our pastor said something at church this morning that really stuck out to me, I jotted it down on the notes section of my phone... (which says a lot, because I barely know how to use the notes section of my phone). He was speaking on evangelism, which at first, made me scrunch up my… Continue reading Evangelize With Joy, Not A Sandwich Board

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All You Can Eat Buffet… Jesus Style

"Unless you are convinced that in the blood of Jesus when He died on the cross there was included, as a purchase of that blood, your right to a full, Spirit-filled life - unless you are convinced of that, unless you are convinced that it isn't an added, unusual, extra, deluxe something that you have… Continue reading All You Can Eat Buffet… Jesus Style

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Pruning is Humbling, Not Humiliating

"and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit..." John 15:2 The pruning knife. A much maligned and misunderstood concept for us believers I think. John 15 was always one of my favorite chapters to read, admittedly I didn't really understand much except that Jesus said He was the vine… Continue reading Pruning is Humbling, Not Humiliating

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The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

In the Bible, the Hebrew word for peace, shalom is a deeply meaningful word. More than just the absence of conflict, shalom is an expression of wholeness and completeness. In Colossians 3 Paul gives us a beautiful picture of believers living together in shalom and it's far more than just a static absence of conflict. "Therefore, as… Continue reading The Shoes of Peace Aren’t Flip-Flops

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Toil and Trouble

"There s a restlessness within us that cannot be satisfied until we rest fully in God." AW Tozer Rest. It's an evasive thing for many of us today. I've been struck lately at all the verses in the Bible that address it. We are commanded to rest, not only on the Sabbath, but all the… Continue reading Toil and Trouble

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Mirror, Mirror…

"A servant of God must stand so much alone that he never knows he is alone. We must build our faith not on the fading light, but on the light that never fails.  Allow nothing to keep you from looking God sternly in the face about yourself and about your doctrine, and every time you… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror…

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40 Days of This or That

Walking though the grocery store yesterday, I felt a little spark of excitement that I experience every year around this time: I saw the jelly beans and little planters of tulips. I look forward to Easter season the way most people look forward to Christmas, and I know you aren't supposed to admit this kind… Continue reading 40 Days of This or That