All Blog Posts Tagged 'Bible' (39)

Overcoming False Guilt

    Being in the transitional stage between leaving the institutional church and following God's leading in planting an organic church, my greatest struggle has been an enormous amount of false guilt. First, living in the middle of the Bible belt where everyone goes to "church" has made me an outsider in my local culture. Second, being a part of a family full of ministers and avid church attendees, has also left me feeling out of place in my own…

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Added by Sara Vaughn on March 18, 2014 at 9:50am — 3 Comments

Read the Bible for Yourself

It is important to read the Bible for yourself on a regular basis so that you can become a mature Christian, able to discern good from evil. Reading and meditating on God’s word will make you wiser and help you grow up in Christ. As you develop your walk with God, you will be able to eat the strong meat of the word and understand the deeper things of God. You also will have an answer for the lost who are seeking God. The Bible is spiritual food for your soul so that…

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Added by Wayne Norbutas on June 4, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Truth and Guidance by Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the center of truth and guidance for our lives, teaching us his ways as we walk in agreement with his revelation to our hearts. Our growth in truth comes line by line, and we are ever changing as God molds and shapes us according to his desires--the pottery on the wheel shaped by the Potter. Christ, and Christ alone, has the full knowledge to proclaim that which is absolute. We strive to hear his voice each and every day and walk in obedience to that voice. We should bear…

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Added by Wayne Norbutas on May 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2012 May June Ministry Report

I do hope that you enjoyed the summer. Every time I think of you I give glory to God. In all my prayers for you, I always pray with joy. I would not have met you if I was lost in my sin. I am thankful to God for choosing me. I believe the Lord has called me to encourage and equip leaders for the work of ministry. We have been spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and I must thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to serve the Lord in Nepal where the gospel has not been preached…

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Added by Reuben Rai on July 21, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Bible School in Nepal

Dear Friend



Before I send my monthly report, I want to send this very important request for prayer for Bible School 2012 so that you can share this to other friends around you that are interested to lift this school in prayer. 

I believe that the Lord has called me to encourage leaders and to train and equip new leaders for the gospel. The greatest call I received from the Lord is from Mathew 28:19, therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name…

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Added by Reuben Rai on July 6, 2012 at 1:08am — 1 Comment

Scripture...as we live it

Alan Knox, who got my vote for best blog in 2009, has just completed his 100th "Scripture...As We Live It". I love this series of posts where Alan quotes well known Bible verses as we live them, rather than by what is actually said.



Some of my favorites are:



What then, brothers? When you come… Continue

Added by Guy Muse on April 12, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

KNOWing Surpasses KNOWledge??!! (Devotional 74 of 365)





KNOWing Surpasses KNOWledge??!! (Devotional 74 of 365)





“KNOWing Surpasses KNOWledge??!!”



Is all the KNOWledge that you have and are obtaining really giving you the

KNOWing level of Intimacy that Jesus prays for and desires??



Is what you are DOing Working??





Ephesians 3:14-19 … Apostle Paul’s PRAYER for you??

“For this reason I kneel… Continue

Added by Daniel C. Docto aka DOC on October 11, 2009 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

The Process of Discipline

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



Yesterday, my youngest son and my daughter continued to have “issues” with one another, which primarily revolved around sharing and kindness. My son didn’t want my daughter in his room, so his solution was to send our friend’s 3 year old daughter to tell my wife that my daughter was being a “brat.” At the same time, I hear my daughter saying: “Please give me another chance and don’t tell mom.” Needless to say the situation was getting… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on August 3, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

One Step at a Time

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.



“How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time,” the answer goes. This question and answer is often used when discussing an overwhelming challenge that looms larger than life in front of another. It is a reminder not to focus on the totality of the challenge, but instead to conquer it one step at a time.



In life, we face many challenges that are so much bigger than we are. Circumstances that seem insurmountable bring to… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on July 6, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

The Endorsement of Your Life

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



Over the weekend, the most famous pitchman in America passed away. Billy Mays was the king of infomercials, having made a name for himself by passionately extolling the virtues of numerous household products. Before any of us knew Billy’s name we knew him by the products he represented. We would often refer to him as the Oxi-Clean guy or the Mighty Putty guy. We knew Billy, not for who he was, but instead what he represented. Billy knew… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on June 29, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Do We Need An Interpreter?

An honest question for SimpleChurch folk.



Anyone who has ever been on a mission trip to a region of the world where English is not spoken, probably has been obliged to rely on the help of an interpreter who understands both English and the local language of the people you wish to minister the Word of God. People everywhere want to hear God speak to them "in their own tongue". That's one reason why the work of Bible translation and especially Wycliffe Bible Translators for many… Continue

Added by John Paul Todd on June 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Get Your Praise On

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



This morning as my wife and I were out for our morning walk, we found ourselves talking about praise. Praise is such a critical component in our relationship to God, because it acknowledges who He is. For example:



Revelation 4:8 (NASB)

And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, is THE LORD GOD,…
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Added by Carl Willis on June 22, 2009 at 8:12am — No Comments

The Value of Understanding

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



A few weeks back I had the opportunity to visit the Kitale Museum in Kitale, Kenya. The Kitale Museum has exhibits that teach about the cultural heritage and natural eco-system of this region of Kenya. The true blessing of this visit to the museum came from the instruction of my tour guide, Andrew. Andrew allowed me not just to see the exhibits and learn, but he provided me with understanding as well.



For example as we toured… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on June 15, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

In Hot Pursuit

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



In our home we have 2 cats, “Max and Smokey” and a German Shepherd named “Seth.” One of the daily happenings in our house revolves around these 3 animals. At least once every day we will observe Seth chasing one of the two cats around the house. Seth pursues them from room to room until he finally gets them cornered. Once he has them cornered he sniffs, licks and playfully nips at them, but truly he isn’t sure why he chased them in the… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on June 8, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

Get Out of the Penalty Box

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



The past two evenings I watched the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals. One of the unique features of ice hockey is the power play. A power play occurs when the member of one team commits a penalty. When a penalty is committed, the officials levy a 2 minute or 5 minute penalty against the offending team. During this time, the penalized team is required to play with fewer players on the ice than their opponent.

During the power… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on June 1, 2009 at 7:58am — No Comments

Benchmark Bible Interpretation...

We have gotten away from interpretation of the Word of God solely based on the authority of the Bible. We have a tendency to look at the Word of God and then look toward someone that looks mature in the faith and benchmark what we have read with their life. This is one of the main reasons we have people calling themselves Christians but living just like the world. The bible has enough people in it to benefit from their lives. Actually the word came through their life so that we can receive the… Continue

Added by Aaron Jones on May 21, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Have You Read THIS Book?

Neil Carter won another endorsement for his best seller, "Christ In Y"All". I have to say that I'm not surprised at all nor the source of the endorsement; it really is filled with a lot of Biblical wisdom. See my first post on the book, "The Only other Book You Will Ever Need".



I was talking only this week to a new friend in Christ in Brazil about… Continue

Added by John Paul Todd on May 14, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Making Preparation

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend.



This morning I find myself in the final hours of preparation before I leave on a mission trip to Africa. Even though there is a flurry of preparatory activity, my preparations have actually been ongoing for a few months now. It is the preparations for the journey that make the journey possible.



Joshua 1:11 (NASB)

“Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, ‘ Prepare provisions for yourselves,…
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Added by Carl Willis on May 4, 2009 at 8:21am — No Comments

When Expectancy becomes Expectation

Good morning! This edition of the Monday Morning Encouragement is coming to you a few days late, but I’m sure you might find this just as encouraging on a Wednesday morning.



Over the past few days I have been finishing out a series of prayer retreats that I started last year. The purpose of this retreat was to spend an extended amount of time in silence and solitude in the presence of God.



As I entered into this time, my mind was preoccupied with the many things that are… Continue

Added by Carl Willis on April 28, 2009 at 7:29pm — No Comments

The Danger of Orthodoxy to Our Unity in Christ

I am thinking of each of you this Sunday afternoon and mulling over in my spirit how I can introduce a subject that I've noticed a number commenting and posting on since I first joined the SimpleChurch community of faith. It has to do with all those man-made divisions out there that tend to keep us from recognizing our fellow believers in whatever religious club they happen to be in at the time. I want to be an advocate for peace and joy as well as a whole lot of other things that are our's in… Continue

Added by John Paul Todd on April 26, 2009 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

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