Author Archives: Stephen Nielsen

About Stephen Nielsen

I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.

Jesus’ Teaching Was with Authority

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Matthew 7:28-29  When Jesus had finished these words [His sermon], the multitudes were amazed at His teaching; 29 for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. Jesus’ Sermon on…

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The Trials and Tests of Our Faith

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Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 “And the rain descended, and the…

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A Gentle Wind On the Water

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Still Creek

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I would rather see a moving creek, but this still, silent creek has it own charm. With a still creek there are more reflections in the water. And this year we are already beginning to…

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Why Our Military Equipment and Weapons Were Left Behind

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Yes, why were our military high-powered weapons left for the Taliban? We could have prevented it. We could have planned and carried out a better result. Why didn’t we? I want to tell you why.…

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Why Prayer is Necessary: #9 – To Carry Out God’s Work

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God is at work in heaven and on earth. He works in heaven through Christ who sits at His Father’s right hand, and He works on earth through the Holy Spirit in us.  God’s work…

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Yellow Flowers by the Creek

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Why Prayer is Necessary: #8 – For Obtaining the Power of the Holy Spirit

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We know that the person of the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every believer (Romans 8:9); however, every believer does not seem to possess the power of the Spirit.  Some live every day…

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Why Prayer is Necessary: #7 – To Obtain Freedom from Anxiety

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Anxiety is a terrible thing.  It is a state of uneasiness and worry, of fearfulness and dread.  But prayer can make it all go away; when you pray God will help you to see that…

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Three Warnings Against Deception

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From Matthew 7:15-27, Jesus presents to His disciples three pictures with three warnings. The first picture is of the false prophets who will come to them in sheep’s clothing (verses 15-20). This warning is addressed…

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