Category Archives: grace

Kingdom thinking & inner theocracy

The kingdom of God is the only form of government that rules people from the inside out. Jesus announced: “The kingdom of God is within you.” Thus, the New Testament announces an inner theocracy and shows what it looks like when … Continue reading

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Immigration of the heart

Many people choose to live in the kingdom of darkness rather than immigrate to the kingdom of light. (To paraphrase Jesus’ first message: “Immigrate to the kingdom of light!”) I’m a spiritual immigrant who fled the world for a new … Continue reading

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Christ Follower’s Almanack (Poor Richard style equips)

Ben Franklin published quotes from “Poor Richard” in an “almanack” he published annually from 1732 to 1758. It contained many quotes and quips by “Poor Richard” (Franklin’s pseudonym).  In the tradition of Franklin’s Poor Richard, here are some quips & … Continue reading

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Quoting my thoughts

These thoughts went from my mind to meet you online. Sometimes I quote others, but these are some self-quotes Thanks for browsing through them. Jesus is available to you. Are you available to Him? Jesus’ first message was “Repent,” meaning turn … Continue reading

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Unwind & ease your mind . . .

A great way to unwind & ease your mind is to be kind to everybody! It’s more powerful to love people than it is to argue with them! Life goes wrong when we don’t do right. Now’s not the time for … Continue reading

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Your cheatin’ heart will tell on you (don’t follow your heart)

  We humans continually hustle to hide the hurt and hideousness of our cheatin’ heart behind religion, self-righteousness (self-justification), and/or rebellion. We deny the scathing seriousness of our sin and the evil nature of our heart, even though the Bible … Continue reading

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Can one man fully present the risen Christ?

Church is a one-man performance. Ekklesia is a Spirit-assembled mosaic. The living, resurrected Jesus lives in people who surrender their lives to daily follow and obey Him. The Bible teaches that “In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member … Continue reading

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