How Can We Help?

How Can We Help? I’ve heard most of my life that according to the teachings of Jesus Christ we are not to judge others. The passage about judging others lest you are judged the same is often misquoted when someone is attempting to make this argument. In AA I was taught, rightly so in my opinion, that I am to judge others, and situations, otherwise I could find myself in serious trouble with my drinking problem or in a dangerous situation that is a threat to my life. Does God…

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Not In Word But In Power

Not In Word But In Power The more I learn about Paul the more I like what he teaches about our Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ. Paul makes it very easy to see there are the three Gods that make up the one true God, Our Father. Paul teaches us to ignore the teachings of man and to follow to the Word. “Men” are nothing more than vessels carrying the Word, the Gospel of Christ. Christ, the gateway to the Kingdom of God, is not the word but…

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Comparing Spiritual to Spiritual

Comparing Spiritual to Spiritual How do we learn of the power of God and the Spirit in our lives? Can we open the door to allow the Spirit to enter our lives and take charge? Why do our prayers, seemingly, go unanswered? First, our prayers are always answered, it may just not be in the timeframe we desire or we do not receive the answer we had hoped. Is Paul teaching us the Spirit will reveal that which is of God? If we are seeking “things” of man can the…

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Work, Work, Work

Work, Work, Work Most days I arise around 5am and start the coffee. I have two cups of coffee everyday. Once these are finished, coffee is finished for the day. Morning has been a favorite time of day for many years. It really started in 1992 when several of us traveled cross-country to the high desert of northern Nevada. We were approximately 21 miles off a paved road, so we were deep into the desert – far removed from the influence of electric light. We worked the whole day long,…

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Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day Most of us heard about the anti-christ. Someone who is lawless with a global presence. In II Thessalonians 2 Paul talks at length about the “lawless one”. Is he in fact telling the Thessalonians about the anti-christ? It sounds like it to me. But this is not my focus. Overcoming is always the focus. My life was devoid of the law; devoid of the Light and was filled with a kind of darkness that I didn’t know existed. Being well aware of darkness was not the…

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Dark to Light – Uncleanness Holy

Dark to Light – Uncleanness Holy Dr Martin Luther King, Jr once famously said, Darkness can not drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that. That’s one of my all time favorite quotes. It paints an undeniable image that even most young children can see. We need more Light and a lot less dark in our world today. While it seems as if the darkness is winning, it is not as the Light is spreading far and wide. In…

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Knowing But Not Wise

Knowing But Not Wise Anyone that watches any amount of television today is well aware of the sexual immorality that is being pushed on society. Everything from children being sexualized in ways that just a few years ago would have never been tolerated. This is to say nothing of debauchery in all aspects of human relations. Looking God in the face and calling Him a fool seems like an unwise decision. It seems like that because it is. Not only does this have a direct effect on the individual who…

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Rejoicing At The Return

Rejoicing At The Return When was the last time you made ready your heart for the return of a friend, a family member or someone you had only known a short while? Being surrounded by people we care about, truly care for, is an amazing gift. For those that have a pet dog know exactly what it’s like when you simply go to the store or to work and return home and your dog is so, so happy to see you. To the dog it’s as if you have been…

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A True Ministry

A True Ministry Most believers and non-believers have heard or experienced some type of story about a minister who mistreated his flock. Currently, there are a great many ministers that are believers and non-believers alike have questions about their ministry. Mostly the questions about their fame and fortune. Jesus was humble and stated quiet clearly that we are to remain humble. Why wouldn’t this apply to the minister of a church? As Paul demonstrates, and explains, it most certainly does apply to ministers and their ministry. No one should expect…

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The Word and The Power

The Word and The Power For those living a true Christian life they, not only walk the walk but they in such a way that every person coming in contact with them understands and appreciates the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within them. The fact that few people know or understand this, especially in the first few meetings, makes the power of the Living God all the more important. It is not every step that I take that I walk in this Light, maybe one day, but today is…

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