THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN COME IN DARKNESS

Is the Christian called to not only abstain from sinful practices, but to stay away from sin, evil, darkness wherever it may be present? I used to think so. When we separate from the world to become holy, we "false image" God to ourselves and the world around us. So how should sinful people accurately image God's holiness in the midst of a world full of temptations? 

#Holiness #Separate #Darkness #World #Sanctification #Sin #Image #Likeness #God #Jesus #HolySpirit

HILLARY CLINTON, THE LAW, & HEART CHANGE

A Hillary Clinton video clip opens up the reality of the hearts of men and the purpose of law. Mike Streezy explains how we should view laws and what their purposes should be. #HillaryClinton #Law #ChangeHearts #Gospel #Love #Purpose #Punishment #Justice

PEW POLL: 19% OF AMERICANS TRUST GOVERNMENT

I got bored for a bit and went over to see what the current Pew Polls had going on. Guns and the election, 

But then I saw the Headline: Beyond Distrust: How Americans View Their Government

I had to read it. Some of it was boredom. Another reason is because I don't naturally trust the government. I had a few years listening to Alex Jones. That was enough to make me suspicious of Twinkies...and the announcement that Twinkies would no longer exist. But then they came back...just like a favorite character on Days of Our Lives or the Young & the Restless or something. 

THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS IS SEED: DESIRING GOD VIDEO

Mike Strong interacts with a video message from Tim Keesee on Desiring God's video channel. He also invites you to interact with him regarding the video via Twitter. Tweet to @IamMikeStrong or use the mention button on the homepage.

JESUS TEACH US TO PRAY

JESUS TEACH US TO PRAY: The disciples witnessed Jesus' powerful prayers and asked Him to teach them how to pray. In the first blog on "Corporate Prayer", we look at the Lord's Prayer and the teaching around it to see what Jesus was teaching us to believe and do when we pray together. 

MEDITATION ON THE GOSPEL: WE ARE PARTAKERS OF DIVINITY

This morning I began meditating on the reality of the gospel and the fact that we are literally partakers in divinity. We bear the actual real, spatial Holy Spirit of God, the Spirit Christ bore in His flesh which is the Spirit of the Father. Wow! I hope this helps you picture the Christian life and the power and wisdom held in your body. It is eternal and limitless. 

SUMMARY AND OUTLINE OF 2 PETER CHAPTER 1

General summary of the point of 2 Peter Chapter 1 with a summary flow of the text and an outline with a few notes for preaching or teaching the text.

FRANCIS CHAN ON JAMES: SCRIPTURE ON PRAYER

Our last blog post was on the relationship of prayer. I ran across this video on Youtube (from Amplified Ministries) and it touches on the unique relationship of God and man. It specifically addresses the adulterous way we can use prayer.

Let us all, beginning with me, look at the great love of Jesus and the Father and evaluate our desires. 

May your prayers be established, encouraged, and empowered.

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

Believing the gospel is necessary to salvation. Most Americans and Europeans have been warned as much is true. But what is this “gospel”? With so many denominations within Christianity and the allure of the “truths” of other religions it can be hard to sift through the messages to get down to facts. What is required for one to be saved? And what are you being saved from or to? I hope to present a basic understanding of what the gospel is and isn’t in this blog. Please note that the depths of the gospel and its implications are worth a literal eternity of study. I just hope to share with you the general message and give some helpful boundaries.

I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FIND THINGS IN THE BIBLE WHEN I NEED THEM

Most Christians would tell you that they believe the Bible is the Word of God. They would likely tell you that the answers to life’s most difficult questions are in there as well. Many might go so far as to agree that all the answers you need for any and all situations you face daily can be found in its pages. If they were being totally honest they might also tell you they don’t know how to find them when they need them. Hopefully this article will help you when you are left saying, “I don’t know how to find things in the Bible when I need them.” This is how I started to study and search the Bible.

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