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.

Why Prayer is Necessary: #1 – To Obtain Personal Salvation

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Is prayer really necessary? Some people say that prayer is just a type of meditation to make us feel better and to lull us into a false sense of security.  Others say that since God…

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Seeking and Finding — Matthew 7:7-8

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Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 8 “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and…

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Spiritual Judgment and Discrimination — Matthew 7:6

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In Matthew 7:1-5, our Lord has been preaching on judgment. He tells us not to judge others; and whenever we try to correct another we must first look at and purify ourselves, then we can…

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Jesus and the Pharisees: from Matthew 22:15-22

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A Roman Coin This is our thirteenth study. Please click HERE for an intro to this study. Today we will focus on how Jesus responded to the Pharisees when they tried to trap Him. Matthew…

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Evaluating Critical Race Theory – What is the Real Answer to Racism?

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There seems to be two sides to Critical Race Theory. In one respect CRT is merely a broad study of race and racism. It is a changing package of ideas. It is a bunch of…

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Capturing a Little Natural Beauty

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These little flowers are only about one-half inch in diameter. They are so beautiful up close. A very delicate flower, a pink wild rose. The yellow Goatsbeard. A Western Wild Rose. A Viceroy butterfly. It…

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Blogging: Four Blogging Themes Evaluated

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I think it is good every once in a while, for a blogger to stop and evaluate what he blogs on, especially for a Christian blogger, because he has a grater responsibility before God to…

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Intercessors – The Workers of The Prayer Ministry

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Intercessors are the workers of the prayer ministry.  We can have great leaders and organizers, great groups, and wonderful prayer conferences, but without intercessors there would be no prayer ministry.  Intercession is what makes the…

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True or False Judgment – Matthew 7:1-5

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In this seventh chapter of Matthew, in His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks about judging others—or criticizing and condemning others. Matthew 7:1-5 “Do not judge lest you be judged. 2 “For in the way…

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Oh Branch

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I’ve been living in this apartment for over twenty years, and this branch has been hanging in front of my bedroom window for at least half that time—ten years. I’m not superstitious, but it is…

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