Monthly Archives: July 2012

Jonah in the Bible

Jonah – When God speaks, He eventually gets His way. Jonah was commissioned by God to go to Nineveh to preach and teach there, and to bring the people of that city to the Lord. We might tend to think Jonah should be able to go wherever he wanted to go, but that … Continue reading

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What About The Beginning and the End

As I was considering what we should talk about on today’s blog.  Should we talk about the beginning of the Bible, the book of Genesis, or should we talk about the end of the Bible, the book of Revelation?  These are two … Continue reading

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Moose Encounters

I do a lot of hiking, walking and praying on various trails in the Spokane area.  This past  Saturday morning,  I encountered two moose about 5 miles apart.  So I think it is time to document all my moose encounters. … Continue reading

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Very Simple Prayer – as the Lord Taught Us

When we just do not know what to pray, here is a really simple one that Jesus taught us.  So short and simple.  This prayer takes care of our needs and God’s needs.  It actually starts with God’s needs, which … Continue reading

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What is Prayer?

Prayer is just talking to God.  God is real, He exists and listens, we just need to start talking to Him.    Prayer does not need to be formal or in some special place or with some special people. Prayer … Continue reading

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God Created

Why is the Bible so simple. It just acknowledges God. Then it says God created the heavens and earth.  There is just no opinion expressed in this simple statement in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Just the facts … Continue reading

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Why did God Create Man?

Why did God Create Man In the beginning there was the earth, plants, animals and there was man. What is all this for and why are we here?  These are some universal questions. In the beginning God had a purpose … Continue reading

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Glory of God’s Inheritance in the Saints

Ephesian 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,   18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you … Continue reading

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Paul’s Prayer for the Church

Paul’s Prayer for the Church that the saints may see the hope of His calling Ephesian 1:17  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge … Continue reading

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Faith, Love, Thanks and Prayer

Paul’s Thanks for the Church – faith, love, thanks and prayer Ephesians 1:15  Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,   16 do not cease to give thanks … Continue reading

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Passages of Scripture that Point to Jesus Christ

Passages of Scripture that Point to Jesus Christ We are going to comment on some passages of Scripture that point to Jesus Christ.  If we read and study the Bible without coming to know Christ in a real way then … Continue reading

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The Book of Revelation is about Jesus Christ

The Book of Revelation is about Jesus Christ  In the Bible, the Book of Revelation starts out with the phrase, “The revelation of Jesus Christ”.  The central point of this book is a about a person, and that person is … Continue reading

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Who is Jesus?

How do we talk about this Jesus who lived on the earth about 2000 years ago in the land of Israel? Jesus Christ is perfect God and perfect man in one person.  Jesus,  the Son of God,  was sent by … Continue reading

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Tell Me About God

Let’s talk a little about God. God has a plan for your life and has made a way through Jesus to make sinners like you and me right with God. Let us consider several facts about God. First, God is … Continue reading

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What is Death?

According to to the Bible, physical death is a transition and not the end. John 5:24 “ Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not … Continue reading

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How Do You Find God?

What a great question! How do you find God, and where is He. God is real, God is present. One just needs to simply talk to Him, and that talking is called prayer. Put aside all your thoughts about formal … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Teaching on Prayer – top key points

Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. This is  a key part of the Lord’s prayer in Matthew six where Jesus is teaching His disciples a wonderful teaching on prayer.  Notice … Continue reading

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Anxiety vs Good

In this passage one person choose to worry and be anxious, the other to stop and listen to Jesus and what He is speaking.   It is hard to stop what we are doing and just listen. Just to stop … Continue reading

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What is Christian Burnout?

We think burnout is what happens to others, but we actually all go through it at some point in our life.  Sometimes it manifests itself as just frustration or constantly being tired or run-down. Burnout happens when we are pulled … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Prays in Us with Groanings

Great words from Andrew Murray about working with the Holy Spirit in our prayer time. Let the Holy Spirit be our prayer helper and teacher. You complain that you do not feel able to pray thus, and ask how you … Continue reading

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God’s Word as our Daily Bread

Let God’s word be our daily food, let it be our daily bread.  The verse is Matthew 4:4. But  he answered, “It is written, “ ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of … Continue reading

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The Two Great Prayers in Ephesians

The Two Great Prayers in the book of Ephesians There are two great prayers in the book of Ephesians that Paul prays. Ephesians 1:15-23 – a prayer that God would grant the believers  a spirit of wisdom and revelation.  This … Continue reading

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Ephesians Overview – Vision and Practice

Quick Overview of Ephesians The book of Ephesian was written by Paul the apostle. The six chapters can be divided into two parts. 1.  Chapter 1-3 Vision as God sees it from the heavens (not from earth) 2. Chapter 4-6 … Continue reading

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Daily Devotions – Prayer

Psalms 109:4 “In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer”. Or some translations have it “but I am a man of prayer”.  Too many times we are in a big hurry in our time … Continue reading

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Prayer to be Holy in Christ

It has been my continual prayer that God might use what is written to increase in His children the conviction that we must be holy, the knowledge of how we are to be holy, the joy that we may be … Continue reading

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When we are Low, the Lord is our Strength

10 Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the … Continue reading

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Prayer and Joy in the Morning

Look at these Bible Passages on prayer and joy in the morning. Mark 1:35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. Psalms … Continue reading

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Christ comes from Letting Go!

Notice the word “loss” and what Paul gained. Paul gained Christ. Each loss is pared with Christ. Philippians 3:7-8 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss … Continue reading

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Joy in the Holy Spirit

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. In this world we may not always have joy, but in God there is … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Bitterness

Jesus in Matthew 6 teaches us to pray:  “Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. ”  Then He says:  14 “For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, your heavenly Father will … Continue reading

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Disobedience produces Failure

The secret of  failure is disobedience – Mary Slessor (1848-1915) was a Scottish missionary who served the Lord Jesus Christ in Africa.

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Faith is the end of Anxiety

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. George Mueller

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Law of the Spirit of Life

Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. In Romans 7 and 8 Paul uses the term “law” several times. Let’s focus on the … Continue reading

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The Spirit Exalts Christ

In the example of Philip in the desert we see the Spirit leading and the result is Christ preached. (I think Acts 16) John 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for … Continue reading

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The Spirit said to Philip

In the desert, the Spirit is speaking. He spoke to Philip in Acts chapter 8. Verse 26,  Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to … Continue reading

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Things Going Wrong?

Things in our lives may seem to be going funny (all wrong), but God understands our circumstances better than we do.  Jesus in John 14 says:   1“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”  … Continue reading

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Secret or Public Prayers?

Many prayers in the Bible are alone with God.   Jesus teaches us to pray in secret. Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Bible

The nature of the words of the Bible is spirit and life — It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63)

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Today’s Circumstances

Today God has appointed a portion of interesting events called circumstances.   In Romans Paul says: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purposes – … Continue reading

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