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.

Update: My Work, My Writing, the News

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I bought these Petunias to brighten up my apartment. My Work Lately I’ve been staying busy, more than I want to be. For some reason I have gotten a lot of calls for jobs this…

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Making a Decision for Christ – Matthew 7:13-14

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Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. 14 “For the gate is small,…

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The Narrow and the Wide Gate – from Matthew 7:13-14

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Beginning in Matthew 7:13 and 14 we come to the application of Jesus’ Sermon. The main part of the sermon ends at verse twelve, and here in verse thirteen Jesus begins to point to the…

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Why Prayer Is Necessary: #2 – For Spiritual Growth 

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Prayer helps in these four areas of spiritual growth: 1. Growth in understanding God’s ways.?? In James 1:5 it says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all…

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The Tragic Results of Not Following the Golden Rule

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The verse we are following today is Matthew 7:12: Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. There are certainly tragic results of mistreatment…

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Why is “therefore” placed before the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12)?

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In Matthew 7:12, we first encounter the word, “therefore.” Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. NASB As a rule, that word “therefore”…

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Jesus and the Pharisees: from Matthew 22:34-46

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This is our fourteenth study. Please click HERE for an intro to this study. Today we see how Jesus turned the tables on the Pharisees—how He tested their weak faith. Matthew 22:34-46 Hearing that Jesus…

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What we think about

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I suppose we could say that each person thinks on the things that he does each day. We think about what we do, or what we plan to do, or what we hope to do.…

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When thinking is necessary

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Just a few minutes ago I wrote a blog entitled No thoughts. But on my way home from Perkins, where I was having breakfast, I drove through a yellow arrow. I was supposed to yield…

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No thoughts

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I brought my writing pad and a pen to my breakfast outing, intending to write a blog post. But as it turned out, I have no thoughts. It reminds me of my earlier days on…

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