Nov 30, 2017

A Pagan World

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The church was born in a pagan world, and it did just fine.  Polytheism and idol worship were everywhere.  Sensuality with its confusion about human sexuality abounded.  Dehumanizing slavery was highly prevalent.  The pagan world was not a match for the Kingdom of God.  The announced gospel made it obsolete.  It crumbled before a Spirit

Oct 6, 2017

The Spirit And Sanctification

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There is no personal holiness without the Holy Spirit.  Jesus “suffered without the gate to sanctify the people with His own blood” (Heb 13:12).  The Bible also says that we are “sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ” (I Peter 1:2).  What the blood of Christ provides, the Holy Spirit applies.  Without

Jul 23, 2017

The Spirit’s Touch

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Holy Spirit, be the atmosphere in which I move.  Be the aroma that pulls me to the Lily of the Valley.  Be the strength in which I walk.  Empower me for the pursuit of Christlikeness.  Guide me in the holy way.  Touch my eyes so that I will have vision.  Touch my ears, oh Teacher,

Jul 10, 2017

Making A Difference

By |Jul 10, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Influence, Power|2 Comments

As Christian Sisters and Brothers, we are here to make a difference in the lives of people with whom our lives intersect.  It is not about building our reputation, portfolio or resume, and certainly not for our power and influence.  There is nothing better than to be iron that sharpens iron.  Be a mentor.  Be

Jun 11, 2017

A Heart Problem

By |Jun 11, 2017|Believe, Devotionals, Forgiveness, Power, Spirit, Surrender|0 Comments

Simon the magician became a believer and was baptized.  He saw something in the apostles that was real, beyond magic, but his conversion had not yet dealt with his unholy ambitions.  He still wanted to be center stage.  He idolized the kind of power at work in the apostles.  He wanted a franchise for himself. 

Jun 6, 2017

Renewing Energy

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Power tends to dissipate.  It must be renewed.  A branch must have the vine.  An appliance needs to be plugged into an electrical source.  Batteries have to be recharged.  Energy must be renewed.  We are not self-sufficient.  We are not the source of power.  We are channels through which it flows.  If we seek to

Mar 1, 2017

Demonic Activity

By |Mar 1, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Lent, Love, Power|0 Comments

“Woe to the earth and the sea, for the devil has come down to you with great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” Rev 12:12b (NRSV).  Some things can go on in our world that cannot be accounted for as mere cultural changes.  Satan is blinding eyes.  He is instigating chaos, division

Feb 20, 2017

Equipped For Godliness

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We often make excuses for why we are not where we should be spiritually.  No more excuses!  Everything that we need for life, and to walk in the way of godliness, is found in divine power.  It is found in the indwelling Holy Spirit.  It is found in following His example.  It is found in

Dec 12, 2016

The Power of Love

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Paul writes of those who “hold to a form of godliness, but have denied its power” (2 Tim 3:5).  The real power of godliness is the power of love.  It is to love God with one’s whole being and one’s neighbor as themselves.  Instead, these of whom Paul writes are captivated by love of self,