Category Archives: Acknowledging Him

Enemy Number One

As explained in yesterday’s post (Know Your Enemies), praying for our enemies begins with praying for the members of our own family.  Jesus of Nazareth brought to light the radical idea that evil isn’t something to be avoided “out there” as … Continue reading

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A Childlike Attitude Toward Jesus

Can you adopt and maintain a childlike attitude before Jesus?  If you can, you can find and maintain a sense of peace in this life. The foremost duty of a father is the security of his family.  His responsibility is … Continue reading

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The Simplicity of True Christianity

But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. –  2 Corinthians 11:3 The apostle Paul wrote these words of warning … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments: #2 – No Idols

Having briefly described the first of the Ten Commandments yesterday, let’s now consider the second.  And, as we did yesterday, let’s consider this individual commandment in the context of the totality of God’s commandments. God is love. Love the Lord your God … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments: #1 – No Other Gods

As I’ve been saying, all the commandments of God find their place in the structure outlined below.  For each of the next ten days, I want to say something about each of the Ten Commandments.  I will present them to … Continue reading

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How Will You Survive?

With society in free fall moral decline, how will your faith survive?  As Abraham’s did. You do not need to be dependent on the institutional church.  It wouldn’t help you anyway, because that’s like leaning on a straw. Abraham didn’t … Continue reading

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Walking with the King

The apostle John tells us of a time when many of Jesus’ disciples stopped walking with Him. …many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. –  John 6:66 Let us examine ourselves and make sure we … Continue reading

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Are you walking with the One who loves you?

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? –  Micah 6:8 This is all your Creator is … Continue reading

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Thinking about the opening to Psalm 115

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to Your name give glory… –  Psalm 115:1 What is our Lord’s name?  Jesus. Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?” –  Psalm 115:2 Do the nations see … Continue reading

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The Lord Matters

If I say, “The Lord matters,” most Christians will say “Of course He does – what good is stating the obvious?”  But how many Christians today will think and act as if the Lord matters? We have our plans, we have … Continue reading

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