Author Archives: Pastor Bryan Lowe

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.

Tough Love: The Ragamuffin Gospel, An Excerpt

The Ragamuffin Gospel  by Brennan Manning Tough love is a love that won’t let go. Sometimes, it has to be ‘velvet on an iron fist’. It is caring enough not to be manipulated or controlled. The truth must be spoken— … Continue reading

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On Complete Surrender, by A.W. Tozer

“He that taketh not his cross . . . is not worthy of me.”   Matt. 10:38  by A.W. Tozer Many of the great evangelists who have touched the world for God, including such men as Jonathan Edwards and Charles … Continue reading

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Sifted, Like Wheat, [Trial]

“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift each of you like wheat.  But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.” … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Emmaus With Jesus

3 “By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, 29 but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with … Continue reading

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Having a Resurrected Heart, [Brand New]

“You have been raised to life with Christ. Now set your heart on what is in heaven, where Christ rules at God’s right side.” Colossians 3:1, CEV Paul’s explanation is given that is meant to clarify things for us.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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Steps to Use, [Making Wise Decisions]

The decision to make decisions that will please God is in itself a monumental step.  It means you have come to the place where it matters.  It’s coming to the place where I say “Yes” to all that God says … Continue reading

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Mundane Atrocities, [Woundings]

“Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 We often carry in our hearts the woundings from other’s actions and sins. We will typically respond in different ways. Some insulate themselves, … Continue reading

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