I just joined a new on-line bible study on The Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future by Derwin L Gray over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Just the title alone makes me want to read the book. Nevertheless, as seems par the course lately, I was a little late and had to do a week’s worth of catch up … Continue reading Testimony of a Self Loathing Addict-Say What?
You ever feel like your trapped in your own version of a Bible story? I know it may sound crazy, but the last few weeks I feel like I’m stuck in the book of Exodus. Honestly, I don’t even like reading the book of Exodus let alone live it! Think about it a moment. In Exodus there is Moses trying to lead God’s chosen people … Continue reading Stuck in Exodus?
Yesterday we were talking about how “belief” alone will not make you a follower of Jesus. It is what you do with that belief that determines if you are a fan or follower. “Jesus does not hold back with Nicodemus. Following Jesus would require a commitment that would cost Nicodemus a great deal. As we look at what it means to follow Jesus, this become … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: Interference!
Happy Thursday to you all! I pray you all are enjoying our in-depth study of Kyle Idleman’s book Not a Fan. If you are not enjoying it, I pray at least it is making you think and evaluate your relationship with Jesus. Yesterday I asked you: Have you made a decision for Jesus or have you committed to Jesus? Doesn’t seem like there is much … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: A Decision or a Commitment?
Today we will continue on with my Beyond the Book Review Series on Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. Last week we began to look at what it really means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Many of us may claim to be followers, but when push comes to shove, a lot of us are merely fans. [ A fan, as defined in Chapter … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review:Not a Fan: What’s My Cost?
Originally posted on Faith Comes from Hearing:
“Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says–‘I cannot stand anymore.’ God does not heed, He goes on stretching… Continue reading When the time is right
Well, it is true, they sure don’t stay little for long. Today, I am happy, and, yet, sad, to be celebrating my middle daughter’s 16th Birthday. I am very proud of the woman she is becoming and I am thankful for such a wonderful blessing, I am just not ready to let her go. The good news is we aren’t quite there yet. Last week … Continue reading In My Daughter’s Eyes
Originally posted on His Eternal Word:
Key Verse – James 2:24, “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone” Our Text – James 2:14-26 Our theme – “Genuine faith expresses itself in good woks” __________ INTRODUCTION Faith is certainly an essential element in a believer’s life because without faith, it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). We are saved… Continue reading – Our Faith Is Confirmed by Good Works –
Welcome back! I am hoping you all had a great weekend and your week is starting off well. Last week we began our discussion of the book Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. The premise of the book is whether or not we are truly followers (and not just fans) of Jesus Christ. Chapter One (Con’t) Let us begin this week by defining the term … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review:Not a Fan: Fan or Follower?
Not a Fan: Chapter One: D.T.R. Are you a follower of Jesus? This seems like a simple and easy enough question. Most of us reading this blog wouldn’t even pause to consider the question before blurting out our answer. But, maybe, just maybe, it is not as simple and easy as we make it out to be. Over the next few weeks as we review … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Define the Relationship