It is to Our Advantage (Part 2)

John 16:8-15 “And He [the Holy Spirit}, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment: regarding sin, because they do not believe in Me; and regarding righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you no longer are going to see Me; and regarding judgment, because the ruler of …

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Book Review: A Guide to True Peace

"A Guide to True Peace" by William Backhouse and James Janson, compiled and reset by Jim Wilson from the 1815 original (public domain). Ninety pages. Critical read Must read Good read Read if you want Read something else Why read this book: True disciples of Jesus, as described by Jesus Himself, will be those who love their God with …

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Hatin’ Life: Inhabited, Not Inhibited

Image via author, Emigrant Wilderness, Sierra Nevada In the previous post entitled, "I'm Hatin' Life Right Now," I posed this question: "What would bring people to “hate this life,” meaning to forsake all to be inhabited fully by His life?" And the answer is love. "When one gives oneself over to loving our God above …

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Notable and Quotable

Image via author, unnamed lake, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon Alexander MacLaren (1826-1910), an English non-conformist minister who was born in Scotland. “Love is the foundation of all obedience.” “You have nothing to do but to receive the things that are freely given to you of God—the forgiveness, the cleansing, the life, that come from Christ by …

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I’m Hatin’ Life Right Now

Image via author, Bighorn Range, Wyoming Among my wilderness partners of years gone by were several people who had this interesting response to the question, “How is it going?”  If things were not going well, the answer was a kind of code that let you know times were difficult.  I heard it most often when …

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The Narrow Gate – Hearing God Speak

Isaiah the prophet records the promise of our God to speak to His true followers.  We find this in Isaiah 55, “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?  Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in …

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The Narrow Gate – God Speaks

Image via Author, Bighorn Range, Wyoming. That our God speaks to His people, to those who hearts are fully committed to Him, is a theme that runs through the scriptures.  Adam and Eve, Cain, Enoch, and Noah are notable examples in the ancient times recorded early in Genesis.  These are not people who occasionally heard …

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