Prayers of Faith – Simplicity

Second in a short series on praying in faith "...they think that they will be heard because of their many words."  - Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded by Mathew In the last post, the words of Jesus on praying intimately with the Father in heaven were the focus.  Now, Matthew 6:7-8 are the focus. In …

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Path to Intimacy

Prayers of Faith – Intimacy

“But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”  - Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded by Matthew As followers of Christ, we are enjoined to “pray without ceasing,” and “devote yourselves to prayer, …

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Book Review: The Normal Christian Life

The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee, Christian Literature League, Tyndale House, 285 pages. Critical read Must read Good read Read if you want Read something else Why this book is a critical read: If you have been raised in or have come to faith in churches in North America, chances are you have had very …

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Acceptance: The Crux of the Matter

Part three in a three-part series on acceptance of difficulty. “We must accept and cooperate with the inevitable.  If we rail and kick against it and grow bitter, we won’t change the inevitable; but we will change ourselves.”  - Dale Carnegie Sadly, the Dale Carnegie quote above reflects the way many people go through the …

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The Funny Thing About Hell…

Another great post from Heather at “Running the Race.”

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In truth, there is nothing whatsoever funny about hell. Nothing. It’s more serious than a heart attack, more gnawing than cancer, and unlike both of these, it is eternal and spiritual, not temporary and physical. Hell is not funny in the least.

But people do have some funny ideas about hell.

When I was a young atheist, I remember discussions about how much more fun hell sounded than heaven. The thought process went something like this: “If I got to choose, hell is the place I’d go. I mean, if all the fun stuff you’re not supposed to do isn’t found in heaven, then it must be in hell, right?”

Well, to be blunt: No. No it isn’t.

But the good news is that we do get to choose. Either we choose Yeshua who is the Way to heaven or we choose hell by default.

Make no mistake: Satan is…

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Acceptance: The Gift of Difficulties

Part 2 in a series on acceptance of difficulties, trials, and suffering. “Whatever is in the cup that God is offering me, whether it be pain and sorrow and suffering and grief along with the many joys, I am willing to take it because I trust Him.”  - Elisabeth Elliot In the previous post, we …

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