Category Archives: relationship-with-Jesus

Got a quiet place, a cozy nook to meet with Jesus in?

For me it is on an  old, front porch, Amish style glider made of wooden slats. My wife recently painted it white. We further redeemed it  with black and white Damask cushions. Now inside the house, the glider rests beside … Continue reading

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When Stressed Out, In A Dark Place, 4 Alarm Crisis Or Get Bad News, We Turn To The Big ‘A.’

We want comfort fast—something to make the pain go away.  We want our ‘A’ Game—Big Daddy! Some turn to alcohol, others to the Almighty . . . . guzzle alcohol or God Almighty. Our Daily Bread states that ‘half of … Continue reading

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Dogs And Royalty

courtesy: goodfreephotos.com I love dogs. At my health club today a dog show was being held in the gymnasium down the corridor. Hounds abounded. I spied one unfamiliar breed, a large brown, long hair, a pretty animal. As they sauntered past me, … Continue reading

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One Shot Religion? Get An Annual Fix? Token Christian?

      Know some one who contributes to the church maybe annually”? Ever known a friend who attends church twice a year  – perhaps to show that he is still “in the club”? Or who has a kind word … Continue reading

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Why religious rites, good deeds cannot get one to heaven

   1.  Salvation is a Person – Jesus IS salvation. One must repent of sin and ask Jesus to come into his heart. This requires a supernatural, heart operation. The Spirit of Jesus comes inside us (Ezek 36.26; 2 Cor 5.17; Gal … Continue reading

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Rob Bell questions whether a personal relationship with Jesus is biblical

 “Believe not every spirit.” (1 Jn 4.1) . . . “by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince” (Tit 1.9b). Author Rob Bell’s controversial book, LOVE WINS, questions whether a personal relationship with God through Jesus is biblical.  Rob  Bell … Continue reading

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Got missing relationships? ‘Marry’ Jesus and His friends.

 Think that you may have missed the relationship bus?   Adam fellowshipped with God in the Garden. But Adam’s sin caused God to kick him out of the Garden. That closeness was lost. A longing for the God we were created to … Continue reading

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Power in the Name

Peter and John said to the lame man at the temple Beautiful, “in the name of Jesus Christ of  Nazareth rise up and walk.” (Act 3.6). Do you know more powerful words to utter?   An old evangelist tells the story; years … Continue reading

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Why some Christians struggle, backslide, drop out?

  Life is relationships. Number one is our relationship with our Creator God.  If our relationship with God is suffering we know how it can impact our human relationships.   What can cause one to live a cold, defeated, Christian life?: 1. DOUBLE … Continue reading

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Raising Hands in Worship

  True worship of God is not for spectators. “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord.” (Psa 134.2). . . . “I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and … Continue reading

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