Tag Archives: God’s character

Four Foundation Stones of Confidence in Prayer

There are at least four elements we should consider as a basis for our confidence in prayer.   HIS BLOOD We can be confident when we approach His throne because Christ our High Priest shed His blood for us and … Continue reading

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Our Relationship with our Heavenly Father – from Luke 15:11-32

What should our relationship with our heavenly Father be like? Too often I think it is like the relationship the younger son had with his father in the parable in Luke 15:11-32 (included at the end of this post). That … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why God Is Grieved By Worldliness

Why is God grieved by worldliness, or how does worldliness keep us from inner solitude with God? Here are five different passages of scripture that will give us the answers: 1. from Luke 8:14. According to this parable of Jesus’, … Continue reading

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Let Perseverance Finish its Work: Four Steps to Christian Maturity – from James 1:4

  For a long time I have marveled at James 1:2-3—that we are to count it all joy when we fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produces patience. Now, just in the last month, I … Continue reading

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Daring To Step Out in Faith – from 1 Sam. 14:6-14

1 Sam 14:6 Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Even After Rape: Something that God Intended to Happen

Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said in a debate on Tuesday (October 23, 2012) that “even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen.”  Mourdock … Continue reading

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Making Room for Love – from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Man Cradles His Sick Dog in Lake Superior I ran across this picture and thought it would be fitting for this post.  Click on the title to read about this heartwarming story of the love this man shows for his … Continue reading

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Judge Nothing Before the Time – from 1 Corinthians 4:3-5

  How do you evaluate your life and ministry?  Who do you listen to?  I’m sure Paul had a lot of critics, a lot voices giving him advice.  But the voice he listened to the most was the Lord’s.  He … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Surrender Your Life unto the Obedience of God—From Romans 12:1-2

                1. By viewing the mercies or God. In Romans 12:1 Paul urges believers, “by the mercies of God,” to present their bodies as a living and holy sacrifice.  This phrase, “by the mercies of God,” indicates that these mercies … Continue reading

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Hebrew Names of God: Elyon

If you are familiar with Ted Dekker’s Black, Red and White, Elyon is the name used for the mysterious “Creator” in the story.  When I read the books I wondered why Dekker made up a crazy name like that for … Continue reading

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