The Narrow Gate – Hearing God Speak

Isaiah also 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 rich …

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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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The Narrow Gate – When God Speaks

Image via Author, Bighorn Range, Wyoming Our God intends to have conversational communion with us in which He will reveal important things to us.  In this conversational communion we can speak to our God about lives and daily living in simple, easy language, and Jesus will also speak to us.  It is truly a two-way …

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The Narrow Gate – Conversations With God

If you asked the average Christian what the features of a disciple of Christ are, you would most likely hear answers like these (hat tip to Gene Edwards for this list): Go to church.Read and study the BiblePray Hang out with other ChristiansDepending on what stripe, tell others about Jesus, work for peace and justice, speak …

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The Narrow Gate – Magnificent Obsession

In the last content post I wrote about how the Apostle Paul had made knowing His God deeply and intimately his "magnificent obsession. And so it should be for each one of us. How can we join in the pursuit of this magnificent obsession of knowing our God intimately? Hosea the prophet talks of this …

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The Gospel and God’s Purposes

A Climb Free Post. Free climbing, which is to climb unaided by artificial supports and human contrivances, whether on lead or following, is the purest and most satisfying expression of the climbing spirit. Free climbing illustrates for us the passion and purity we should have for living each day unaided as much as possible by …

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

A "Climb Free" post. Free climbing illustrates for us the passion and purity we should have for living each day unaided as much as possible by dependence on artificial supports and our human contrivances.  We are creatures of an almighty God, created expressly to live in His presence and power.  To do so is the …

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Oneness in Times of Disunity

Image via Pexels “The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one,I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one….”  John 17:22-23 We are living in times that could be characterized by the term, “disunity.”  That characterization is perhaps …

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