Politics

Politics

Isaiah 40:17 says, “Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.”‭ Some of the worst name calling in the world of politics is from that of professing Christians. Is that attitude setting us up for opportunities to witness to others, or pushing those we seek to save further from us? That’s rhetorical. We tend to get wrapped up in government affair and politics, yet do you think God is…

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Paul’s Reminder

Paul’s Reminder

I really like Paul’s reminder here in Romans chapter 9: 30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.  Are we living our lives as though we can earn…

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Covers It All

Covers It All

From Romans 8: 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. One of my favorite verses. It just gives us this great confidence that no matter what we’ve done, or where we are in life, God’s love is big enough to cover…

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Prayer Struggles

Prayer Struggles

Romans 8:26 says, In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  I struggle with prayer, so this verse gives me hope. I find tremendous comfort here knowing that God knows my concerns, which mostly revolve around my family if I’m honest.  Many times I fall asleep in the middle of my prayers since I admittedly don’t pray without ceasing…

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Peace

Peace

Romans 8:6 says, The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.  Look at the last word.  Peace is one of the most underrated things we rarely ask for in prayer. Do we realize that with PEACE, nothing else matters?  So when we are in our own cultural world of rushing, anxiety, stress, task lists etc that we are OPPOSITE of peace. Yet when we surrender to the spirit (and live in…

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Praying for Opportunities

Praying for Opportunities

Just a question – Are you praying for opportunities to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with anyone in your purview? If not, why not? Jesus calls us to go and make disciples. I get it, it’s not always comfortable. I’m not someone who believes that everyone needs to be a missionary. After all, Paul acknowledges in Romans 12 that each person has a gift that is unique to them. But we are still called nonetheless. In lieu of…

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Would People Know You’re A Christian?

Would People Know You’re A Christian?

Our childhood next-door neighbor sends out a five-minute weekly recording. It’s always wonderful and I truly look forward to each one. I’ve tried to convince him to make it a podcast to no avail thus far. This week, he was telling a story from years ago about an interaction he had where someone mentioned to him that people would know he was a Christian based on how he acted. My question for you is (and for myself), is, if a…

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Anything is Possible

Anything is Possible

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, ” With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” We as humans tend to be arrogant in our control and our self-confidence. I, myself, am a firm believer in the fact that hard work brings good luck. I believe hard work beats talent. But….as a believer, I also KNOW that God is in control. It’s hard to separate our own disciplines and behaviors from what God provides. I lean on the…

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Mountains and Seas

Mountains and Seas

Challenges in life present opportunities for God to display his miracles.  We all have challenges every day from our health, money, marriage, job stress and more.  We often might feel overwhelmed.  When this lands on us, we need to use it as an opportunity to grow closer to God and let him show his wisdom and power. Mark 11:23 Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain ‘ Go throw yourself into the sea’ and does not doubt…

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Paul writes of the law and grace

Paul writes of the law and grace

We were reading in Romans 3 and this part hit me over the head: 19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. It shows that the whole world is in fact accountable to God and…

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