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Time Off

Monday, March 04, 2013      7 comments

I am going to have to take some time away from Sparkpeople espeacially blogs My wife ruptured her Achilles tendon on Sat evening. I am going to be busy. I will try to keep in touch as much as possible Tony... Read more

"Sirs we would see Jesus"

Friday, March 01, 2013      1 comments

Philip was the apostle who took the Greeks to meet Jesus. He also introduced Nathaniel to Jesus. History tells us that he became a great evangelist in Asia. He spent a lifetime inviting people to come and see Jesus. Yet in the upper room he stru... Read more

At Calvary

Thursday, February 28, 2013      2 comments

" Our sins not in part ,but the whole is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more>" These words penned by Horatio Stafford are so powerful and yet we so easily forget them. How often don't we fall back into the same sins that we brought to Ca... Read more

Self Discipline

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      2 comments

What does self discipline mean to the Christian lifestyle: Self discipline manifests itself through our obedience to God It is very important in all that we do. It is making sound judgements rather than impulsive ones. We live in a world fil... Read more

Heart Problem

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      6 comments

In the story of the friends bringing a paralytic to Jesus w e see them dropping the paralytic through a hole in the roof. Jesus when he see the man senses immediatly that the man has a heart problem along with his being paralyzed. He tells the m... Read more


Monday, February 25, 2013      6 comments

Have you ever praised God for His power and goodness, while secretly doubting that He would work in your situation? Unbelief says: Some other time not now; some other place not here; some other people not me We must remember that anything God ... Read more


Saturday, February 23, 2013      3 comments

"Do not quench the Holy Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 5:19. I think if we are honest with ourselves most of us are in need of repentance because we often do quench the Holy Spirit. By unworthy thoughts and unfriendly attitudes we often quench Him ... Read more

Turning the Crank

Friday, February 22, 2013      5 comments

Is it possible to have church without the Holy Spirit Zechariah 4:6 says "Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit." You can organize a church . Call a pastor ,form a board ,set up Sunday School ,get mens and women's ministry started, but ... Read more

Preaching with or without Power

Thursday, February 21, 2013      3 comments

Is it possible for a preacher to know and learn truth ,preach it faithfully, and yet be totally without power? Yes I believe that can happen when we leave the Holy Spirit out of the equation. When we are passive about the Spirit, or even have un... Read more


Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

In todays world there is such a need for divine illumination. We can find many Christians that are Bible taught but not Spirit taught. We need to have both. We cannot interpret and know Scripture with out the illumination by the Holy Spirit Trut... Read more

The Holy Spirit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      3 comments

Is God, the Holy Spirit evident in the life of your church today? The New Testament Church began when the Holy Spirit descended and entered the believers. Acts 1:8 The church started out with Him and a Bible and then a hymnbook was added. When w... Read more


Monday, February 18, 2013      2 comments

Have you ever become impatient with God/ You prayed to achieve a certain goal and it seems like God is not listening. I wonder if Paul felt that way when he had to wait 14 years after his conversion to meet with the elders in Jerusalem? We all ... Read more


Sunday, February 17, 2013      6 comments

You can always deflect Satan's attack when you know it is him that you are fighting. How? By putting on the shield of faith. Faith will lift us up when we detirmine to trust God despite the circumstances that we might face. Remember that God ha... Read more

Controlled by Thoughts

Saturday, February 16, 2013      2 comments

If Christ Jesus showed up at your home or work place today what would you say. Would you say:" Lord I was just thinking about you." Don you know that all of our temptations come to us through our thoughts? If we let the world enter it will clut... Read more

Jesus is Alive

Friday, February 15, 2013      4 comments

Today, as you walk in a park, drive along a road, sit on the patio, or gather in your home, remeber that Jesus is Alive.. He is with you and His Word is true, wonderful and real. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look full into His wonderful face. K... Read more

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