The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

What Do the Lights of Christmas Symbolize?

Posted on: December 27, 2016

THE LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS SYMBOLIZE THE LIGHT THAT JESUS BRINGS INTO THE WORLD I want to close out this year’s blog posts with a final reflection on Christmas. The lights of Christmas, which adorn homes, businesses, and public places at Christmas, make the world sparkle and as one “takes in” the bedazzling displays, it becomes momentarily believable…

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The Birds Think I’m Deity!

Posted on: December 20, 2016

At Christmas time, we have a special opportunity to explore the mystery and magnificence of what Jesus accomplished in coming to earth 2000 years ago. As an analogy, we have a birdfeeder in our backyard which I keep stocked with black sunflower seeds. I enjoy watching the chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, and cardinals flitting to the…

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Why Does God Insist on Being Glorified?

Posted on: December 13, 2016

WE AUTOMATICALLY GLORIFY ANYTHING OF VALUE IF WE TRULY GRASP ITS VALUE Throughout Scripture, the Bible lifts up the glory of God as a preeminent thing: The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.  Psalm 19:1 One (of the seraphim) called out to another…

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SuperVerses for Mental Power-Moves

Posted on: December 06, 2016

MASTER THESE VERSES SO WELL THAT THEY BEGIN TO MASTER YOU In last week’s blog post, I reviewed the principle in Romans 12:2, that in order for our lives to be transformed, our minds must be renewed. Mental renewal is the key to life transformation. Then, I reviewed 5 mental power-moves necessary for life-transformation. This…

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