Monthly Archives: December 2011

Created things cannot provide transcendent answers

Idols are powerless to deliver.  Ancient idols, created by craftsmen, were powerless to save, deliver or strengthen – the same is true of our modern, shiny, sophisticated idols.   Just as God formed us, so do craftsmen form idols – but … Continue reading

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This God is BIG

God made them, God chose them, God will be their deliverer.  This God is BIG.  The size and scope of the Almighty is beyond our comprehension.  God provides satiation for our souls – like the dry parched ground of the … Continue reading

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Community of Grace or Community of Performance

Try these diagnostic tests: Communities of Performance The leaders appear to have it all figured out The community appears respectable Meetings must be a polished performance Failure is devastating, because identity is found in ministry Actions are driven by duty … Continue reading

Posted in Meditations

The anchoring effect of rightly placed identity

“But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, … Continue reading

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Our biggest problems are not outside of us

Our biggest problems are not on the outside of us (wife, economy, government, temptations).  We normally address these problems by saying that we need to work harder, do more, be more disciplined – look inside; this is Christianized self-help/self-esteem.  The … Continue reading

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But God, being rich in mercy, made us alive

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of … Continue reading

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Year End Questions to Ask

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him New Video from Desiring God will cause you to take stock in your life.  

Posted in Missions

Free Kindle Version of Money, Possessions, and Eternity

Download a free copy of Randy Alcorn’s book, Money, Possessions, and Eternity for the Kindle

Posted in Promotions

Free Download of The Christmas Tree by Folk Angel

Posted in Promotions

The truth is that God isn’t concerned with any kind of obedience; he’s concerned with a certain kind of obedience

“The truth is that God isn’t concerned with any kind of obedience; he’s concerned with a certain kind of obedience. What motivates our obedience determines whether or not it is a sacrifice of praise … If any kind of obedience, … Continue reading

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