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Why I Want To Quench The Spirit

I want to quench the Spirit (even though the Bible says “quench not the Spirit“) because: 1)  The Spirit tells me to do inconvenient things that I don’t want to do and/or that are out of my comfort zone.  (For … Continue reading

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The Amazing Process of Grace

“God loves you, but not the dumb things you do.”  (Does anyone never do dumb things?) The dumb things we think, say, or do separate us from God. But God offers us an intimate relationship with Him through the process … Continue reading

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Grace ain’t “hyper” — it’s humbling.

Grace is not permission to do wrong. It’s the power to do right!  Grace is mercy, forgiveness, and freedom from sin; not feeling accepted and approved in our sin.  When we admit and turn away from our sin, God’s amazing … Continue reading

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If you agree with the Bible that some human behaviors are morally wrong, it doesn’t mean that you “hate” or mistreat people who do those behaviors.

After I posted the title of this post as a complete post, a book by Leonard Ravenhill that I started reading more than a year ago, but never finished, caught my eye. I felt a Spirit-prompting: “Pick it up, there … Continue reading

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Are We Good People Or Bad People?

Most people think that there are bad people in the world, but almost nobody thinks that they are a bad person.  However, people who are genuinely close to God, are the exceptions.  They seem to readily admit that they are … Continue reading

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Good Friday’s Not For Good People

Good people don’t need a Good Friday Savior. They’re okay on their own. Bad people need a Good Friday Savior. “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me a sinner.” If nothing is morally wrong, if … Continue reading

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Another Reason To Wear Red

It’s National Wear Red Day in the USA.  National Wear Read Day was begun by the American Heart Association for a great cause — to help focus people’s attention on the problem of heart disease in women. However, there is … Continue reading

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