Entertainment or Encounter?

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“Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Exodus 3:5

Moses was a man who encountered God in a special way. He was called up a mountain to meet with God for an uniqus purpose.

Isaiah, the disciples at the Transfiguration, Paul and John all had face-to-face meetings with the Lord. From these special times came their power for faith and ministry.

The New Testament believer has access to God’s presence unknown to most believers previously.

“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus.”

Hebrews 10:19

Will it be entertainment or an encounter? I wonder sometimes about my own heart. I know there are times when I settle on something else than a meeting with the Lord God, my Father.

Sometimes I wonder about this. Perhaps our pews need seatbelts and our ushers need to hand out life jackets. Maybe a fire extinguisher and a pastor trained in CPR would be wise. Who knows what will happen if God decides to really show up?

He forgives me, and that I suppose the principal thing. He seeks me out to come into His presence. His blood opens the way.

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About Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.
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3 Responses to Entertainment or Encounter?

  1. Arendale says:

    Good short and concise post.

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  2. Linda Toews says:

    Pastor Bryan, l have been blessed many times by your gift. Thank you for being willing to use it in this way.
    Would you please help me to understand the name chosen for this group? Is in reference to the fact that ALL humanity is” Broken” and this term applies the ones who have turned to Christ as their source of hope, no matter what the particular” illness” is?
    In our search for healing through our own traumas in life, we have learned from people like Dr. Caroline Leaf, Christian neuroscientist, and others in the field of healing for all forms of physical and mental illness, that we are designed by God to heal. We understand that nutrient deficiency is the root cause of most issues, as well as our thought processes. Dr. Leaf bases the science of her entire practice on the word of God.
    ” Exodus 15:26 ” is a powerful reminder that Jesus came to heal the” broken”. In His eyes, we are” Beloved”, not” broken”. Perhaps the term is in reference to God lovingly breaking the piece of clay and remolding it, over and over again throughout life on earth.

    l ” feel” broken as I type this post. Because of a family member ” labeled” as mentally ill, our search has lead us to understand that a diet which enables the intestines to absorb the nutrients probably, will result in the body and mind healing from” these diseases”. Damaged by external and internal traumas in life, but very repairable. This is our journey, and it has been an emotionally excruciating experience.

    We are so grateful for compassionate people,like yourself, we have met along the way. Beloved Believers.

    Sincerely, In Him

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  3. Mary davis says:

    AMEN! Good to see you are coming back to the blog! We love to hear what you have to say!

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