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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Be Delighted in God’s Will

What should our attitude be about God’s will? Let’s look at Jesus and how He approached it. Hebrews 10:5–7 and 10 read: Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had [...] Continue reading…

Revealing the Deep Things of God

I posted this Blog article some time ago. It’s one of those topics that bears repeating: Scripture reveals so much to us at various times and in various ways. How many times have you read a familiar passage and realized you just learned something new and different? The Holy Bible is alive. It’s fresh and [...] Continue reading…

The Church’s Victory Over Hell

Matthew 16:13–19 reads: When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say [...] Continue reading…

The Importance of the Church to Jesus

Jesus is radically passionate about the church. In fact, there is nothing higher on His scale of love and affection than the church. Do you know why? Because He trusted us with His truth and He is passionate about His truth. His truth is His word. As the psalmist turns to the temple to worship [...] Continue reading…

What is the Church?

There is nothing more wonderful; there is nothing more powerful; there is nothing more supernatural than the church walking in the call of what God has called her to: love, unity, purpose and passion. When the church firing on all cylinders, there isn’t anything like it. I love the church. I hope you all do [...] Continue reading…

New Year God’s Way—Hopeful Waiting for Restoration

I’ve shared over my last few posts that celebrating New Year God’s way should be different from what we normally do. New Year God’s way should be about a spiritual rousing. We should hear His trumpet blast and awaken from any spiritual complacency into repentance. It should be a time of awe-filled remembrance as we [...] Continue reading…

New Year God’s Way—Solemn Repentance

My last two posts looked at bringing in the New Year from God’s perspective. The first way we can do this is when we understand that God’s way of celebrating should cause a spiritual rousing in us. The trumpet blast of the new year should stir our hearts with an awakening blast from spiritual complacency [...] Continue reading…

New Year God’s Way—Awe-Filled Remembrance

In the Jewish tradition the holidays opening the New Year (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) were known as “Days of Awe.” They were days filled with God’s people remembering all that God had done for them. They remembered with awe the God of creation. They believed that creation itself occurred on Rosh Hashanah. We must [...] Continue reading…

New Year is about Spiritual Rousing

Leviticus 23:23–25 gives us a picture of New Year, God’s way. This Scripture concerns the Feast of the Trumpets. It happened in the seventh month in the Jewish worship calendar and it was also the first month (Tishri) in their civil calendar. The Feast of Trumpets ushered in the New Year (it came to be [...] Continue reading…