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The Greatness of Jesus

You will name him Jesus. 

He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High.


     The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.   

     He will reign over Israel forever;  his Kingdom will…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on December 21, 2020 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Reaching the Well-educated Broken Ones

As a well-educated broken one, I notice that many well-educated broken ones are not getting the message when it is delivered Evangelically. My prayer is that organized religion will at least look at Evanlogicalism.

It is not a new faith. It is just a different method of trying to give an understanding of how faith in Christ actually works.

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Added by Richard H. Skiba, Jr. on December 16, 2020 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Life's Greatest Blessing

Warner Sallman  Head of Christ 



The LORD himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! 

She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel – “God is with us.” 


ISAIAH…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on December 14, 2020 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

To Be Continued

Let every living, breathing creature praise God! Hallelujah!

PSALM 150:6 THE MESSAGE



Book One concludes with a doxology of unending praise—God alone is worthy of everlasting praise.



Book Two…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on December 7, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Forever and a Day



                               I will praise the LORD as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God all my life long.

                                                                                   PSALM 146:2 NRSV





My music is…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 30, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

Easy Believism

Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897 - 1963) railed against the corrupted faith of many in his day. 

To me, this seems to epitomise the “easy believism” of the church’s drift away from Biblical teaching: 

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Added by Steve Hackett on November 28, 2020 at 5:38am — No Comments

Close for Comfort

                    Albrecht Durer  Praying Hands 

 

The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.

PSALM 145:18 NLT 

 



My unsearchable greatness is your practical strength.

     Worthy of highest honor and praise, powerful beyond calculation—

          I am the…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 23, 2020 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Preacher, Are You a Descendant of a Greek Orator or Hebrew Prophet?

From my archives...

Preacher, Are You a Descendant of a Greek Orator or Hebrew Prophet?

Prophets, not Orators

by A.W.Tozer

And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “You are My people.”

Isaiah 51:16

The Christian minister, as someone has pointed out, is a descendant not of the Greek orator but of the…

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Added by Network Creator / Coordinator on November 21, 2020 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Road Trouble

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me.

Psalm 138:7 KJV 

 

You are a sojourner in ephemeral time.

     The universal law of human life is summed up in one word—walking.

          Life is a walk, a journey, and constant action…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 17, 2020 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Serve with Gladness

We sang a song last Sunday in the worship service that I had completely forgotten. It was a song from my youth, written in 1931 by B.B. McKinney, and based on Psalm 100:2, “Serve the Lord with gladness.” As we sang, I found myself wondering if there was any other way to serve the Lord. Could one serve the Lord with sadness? With anger? With indifference? With fear? I suppose so, but why would one want to do that? The kind of gladness that comes from serving the Lord, is greater than any…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on November 11, 2020 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Stardust Melody

                              How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land?  PSALM 137:4





When you are in a situation that makes you want to hang up your harp,

     you may wonder how in the world you can ever celebrate again.

Where is that toe-tapping rhythm, that spring…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 9, 2020 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

Quiet Zone

Yahweh, my heart is not haughty. I do not set my sights too high.

I have taken no part in great affairs, in wonders beyond my scope.

I hold myself in quiet and silence, like a little child in its mother’s arms.


PSALM 131:1-2 TNJB



 

Let…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 2, 2020 at 10:55am — No Comments

Voting For or Against?

I am old enough to remember when politicians campaigned on their record instead of campaigning against the record of their opponent. Repeatedly during this election, I have been forced to watch TV commercials from candidates on both sides, telling me why I should not vote for their opponents. There is a difference is recognizing the record of an opponent, and posturing one’s self against that record vs. spewing half-truths, mistrust, venom, accusations, and pure unjustified hatred. I don’t…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on October 30, 2020 at 9:43am — No Comments

Peace at Last

Beautiful Temple 



Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. PSALM 122:6 NLT



 

The Song of Ascent on your life’s journey is Jesus.

     Omnipotence…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 26, 2020 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The One and Only

Beautiful Temple





 You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God.

There is no other God; there never has been…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 19, 2020 at 10:54am — No Comments

Re-imagine Discipleship

On 26Sep20 we held a discipleship event called Off the Bench, Into the Game (OBIG). There were 26 in attendance. I, as ministry leader, did not lead or teach a lesson; in fact, I went for pizza.

I've been training several guys in group facilitation. When we planned OBIG, at the outset I appointed a main facilitator and a helper for the two lessons we were presenting which were "Time Alone with God" and "Assurance of Forgiveness." They did all the research, lesson planning, and…

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Added by Dave Nickerson on September 29, 2020 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

Help of the Helpless

Crown Point at Columbia River Gorge, Oregon  

My help comes from the LORD, who made the heavens and the earth.

PSALM 121:2 NLT 

Your desperate search reflects your…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on September 28, 2020 at 11:21am — No Comments

1 In 5 Churches May Not Survive The Pandemic

According to David Kinnaman (President, Barna Group) up to 20% of churches may not re-open following the COVID pandemic.

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/08/24/church-giving-covid-19-pandemic

Churches have been closed but some are now re-opening.

Will the churches and their congregation survive?

Pastor’s confidence is declining.

Only small numbers are…

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Added by Steve Hackett on September 28, 2020 at 9:43am — No Comments

New creation / evolution documentary, with FREE online premiere!

A powerful new creation / evolution documentary is about to be released: “Dismantled”

(A scientific deconstruction of the theory of evolution)

You can watch it for FREE during the world premiere in two weeks’ time: Fri. 9 – Mon. 12 October.

Mark it in your calendars today.  Details and trailer are linked below.

Whether you believe in biblical creation, evolution, or some amalgam of the…

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Added by Steve Hackett on September 25, 2020 at 8:36pm — No Comments

When Anger Becomes Greed

I was busy enjoying my meal in a local restaurant, when I was distracted. A family of four, seated nearby me, caught my attention. Mom and Dad were not having one of their best days, plus the two small children were expressing their unhappiness in rather loud volume. The family anger seemed to escalate as the meal progressed. At the end of their meal and close to the end of their patience, Dad threw several dollars on the table for a tip, grabbed both kids and headed to check out. Left…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on September 25, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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