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Blog archives for April, 2016

Archive for April, 2016

Friday, April 29th, 2016

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN The kingdom of heaven must have a king. A king does not rule democratically. He is an absolute ruler, not a head of state elected by the people. Jesus is our king, and He has not come to take sides. He has come to take over. Will you bow before Him […]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

MORE OF GOD IN YOUR LIFE MORE OF THE TIME He must become greater; I must become less.  – John 3:30 More of God means more reading Scripture and more listening for the Holy Spirit. It includes more praying and more awareness of Him in our everyday lives. The first three requests in the Lord’s […]

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

EXTREME WEATHER I watch World News Tonight every evening at 5:30 p.m. For the past two months, the breaking news has included a segment on extreme weather every broadcast, sometimes the lead story. Bitter cold, tons of snow, ice storms, torrential rains and flooding, high winds and tornadoes, vast fires. It does not stop, night […]

Friday, April 15th, 2016

ARE YOU A TELESCOPE FOR GOD? Pastor Max delivered a sermon on telescopes last Sunday. “A telescope brings that which is far away close. We are to be telescopes for God, to bring Jesus closer to those who only see Him from afar.” Who are those who only see Jesus from afar? They are your […]

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

DOING WHAT IS GOOD Anyone who does what is good is from God.  – 3 John 11 I have a friend whose practice is to do five good things each day, in the name of Christ Jesus. It’s good to have some spiritual goals that are measurable. This one is. Five may be too many […]

Friday, April 8th, 2016

THE TRUTH “What is truth,” asked Pilate in John 18:38. The answer is found four chapters earlier in John 14:6 when Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John confirms Jesus’ claim in the opening verses of his first epistle when he refers to “the truth” three times. So what? […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

ABOUT PRAYER “God always answers prayer,” said a fellow Gideon to me last week. I don’t doubt He does, but I wanted to test my friend. “How about the guy I visit in a nursing home who is in constant agony from muscular dystrophy? Many people are praying for him, but he only gets worse.” […]

Friday, April 1st, 2016

I LOVE MY SUBARU “Do not love the world or anything in the world” is a command given us by the Apostle John. How can we possibly follow it? I love my wife, my two sons, and my country. I also love my Subaru. I believe John was referring to a love that puts anyone […]