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Category Archives: Spirituality

AcceptableWorship-Is?

Acceptable Worship Is?   Quote Raymond Rotlund: Isaiah points the way out of our wars into God’s peace by helping us think in God’s categories. His categories are not traditional versus contemporary worship but, more profoundly, acceptable versus unacceptable worship.      Isaiah 1:10–20 is about two things at once: worship and repentance. In essence, God […]

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RejoiceAlways

1 Thessalonians 5:16  Rejoice always.  Paul counseled this persecuted church to rejoicealways. Paul had learned the secret of being joyful, even in the middle of great trial and suffering (verses quoted from niv): •     Acts 16:25: “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to […]

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Verses-God’sFaithfulness

Verses that describe God’s Faithfulness: Exodus 34:6 – “I am the lord, I am the lord, the merciful and gracious God. I am slow to anger and rich in unfailing love and faithfulness” (nlt). Deuteronomy 7:9– “Know therefore that the lord YOur God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love […]

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ValueOfBooks

The Value of Books The following is information has been shared to this site by: Maynard H. Belt   Let’s Talk About Books! “Bring…the books!”(II Timothy 4:13).  These were some of Paul’s last words to Timothy. If books were not important they would not have been on his “wish” list.  Someone said, “Some books are to […]

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OurWay

Our Way! Love is Key to Churches Staying Open…  “our way” is frequently the key to closing of churches… “Our Way” is a prominent push in today’s society and has been for a goodly period of time.  In reality to have our way comes out of pride; one can say it started at the fall […]

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HardeningHeart

Hardening of the Heart LEAVE ME ALONE! Resisting God is like saying to him, “Leave me alone!” But because God is always and everywhere present, his answer to that prayer might be to agree and make that person less sensitive, more hardened to him. The very possibility of that happening ought to keep us asking […]

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Salvation-Ro6

Romans 6  –  This chapter shows God’s  provision for salvation includes a present “saving from the power of sin”.  Romans 6:1-5(ESV) 1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?  2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?  3Do you not know that […]

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Justification-Ro5

Romans 5 – Justification (Most of the base of this article and quotes are from J. MacArthur Commentary on the book of Romans.) Romans 5:1–11 (NASB95) Results of Justification          1      Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,          2      through whom also we have obtained […]

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Faith-Ro4

Romans 4 – Abraham was justified by faith! FAITH – Faith is to believe that God is there for us – He is all powerful and will do as He sees is best and in line with His promises.  Have faith that God is unlimited in time and space – that God will act in […]

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Comfort

At times, when sick, loss of job, children situations, problems as work, stressful times, etc. – we may have need to seek ‘comfort’ – here are some scriptures that might help.   God’s comforting promise Jesus says at Matthew 28:20 (ESV) –“…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am […]

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