Monthly Archives: February 2011

Thoughts on healing

“For I am the Lord who heals you. (Jehovah Rapha).”  Exodus 15:26.  I read an interesting statement this week.   “Healing is not an activity God may choose to do or choose not to do.  Healing is who He is; it is his very … Continue reading

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Forgive US!

When Jesus told us to “LOVE our enemies”(Matthew 5:44), He added “PRAY for those who persecute you”.  If you love someone, you pray for them. That’s what Jesus believed.  I wonder what would happen if we really did?  If not only … Continue reading

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Giving Back

My apologies!  I posted this yesterday for publication this early this am.  Somehow, author error is my guess, it has evaporated into cyber space!  ARGGGH!  Anyway. . .”I am amply supplied, having received the gifts you sent” (Philippians 4:18)  Am I … Continue reading

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The miracle I need

Yesterday, we talked about the confidence that Christ had, the confidence that we learn from Him as we pray.  Maybe it isn’t a prayer story (per se) but John 6 is the same lesson.  Phillip is playing Eyore.  “Here is … Continue reading

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Not fearing failure

It lurks in our heads.  The fear of failure.  Sometimes it is not even as clear as a fear.  A pessimism about possibilites that tamps down enthusiasm like water on a fire.  Faith is the cure.  Not skin faith, only … Continue reading

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The outward impulse

On Wednesday nights at FBC, we have been studying the book of Acts.  Remarkable picture of the early church.  Pure Christianity!  I have been impressed by the outward impulse of the Spirit’s filling.  Frequently, the first indication that a person was … Continue reading

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Giving back

“I am amply supplied having received what you sent, a fragrant aroma, well-pleasing to God.” (Philippians 4:18)  Am I generous?  Forget the glass being half-full or half-empty.  Do I see myself as amply supplied and therefore able (and willing) to GIVE … Continue reading

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Choosing the Best

I hope you are reading John 12. ( The “Re Verse” design for Bible Study is one of the things about FBC that I really appreciate.)  In this week’s chapter, we see the hard work that prayer often is.  In verse … Continue reading

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Children of light

I hope you are reading John 12.  It will be the text for worship and Sunday School this coming Sunday at FBC.  Jesus speaks, first, about “walking in the light” (vs 35). Then He speaks about becoming “children of light”(vs 36).  The … Continue reading

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Forever

I was praying early yesterday (Sunday) and my mind stopped on the last word of the Lord’s Prayer.  Next to last if you count amen.  Forever!  What a strange thought.  Something that doesn’t decay or decline.  Ever.  Untouched by time. The … Continue reading

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