Category Archives: flock

Sheepy Wolves

“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.” Matthew 7:15, NLT The old King James Version says, “which come to you in sheep’s clothing.”  There is something to be said about both translations. … Continue reading

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The Voice

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27, NLT Do you hear him? He is always speaking to his own; with many things, some pertaining to guidance, and other issues. He delights in … Continue reading

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A Finder’s Fee of Joy

“Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!” (Luke 15:1) “If a man has a … Continue reading

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Together, for Each Other

“The Bible knows nothing of solitary religion.”  –John Wesley There isn’t really a place for the individual in our walk of discipleship.  This is a most exceptional truth.  You might say that our society here in the U.S. is expressed in … Continue reading

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CT Interview with Brennan Manning

The Dick Staub Interview: Brennan Manning on “Ruthless Trust” http://www.brennanmanning.com/ Many Christians are still afraid to let God love them as they truly are, says the former priest, sober alcoholic, and author. This is just a small excerpt of an … Continue reading

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Our Hearts Plead for Good Pastors

October has been set aside for appreciation of our pastors. I encourage you to pray for them and their families. Within our personal issues of vulnerability, there are usually great problems. These are tender areas: Alcoholism, drug abuse, mental illnesses, … Continue reading

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The Hidden Smile of God, [Discovery]

  Imagine for just a moment, you can actually see the face of God. Is He…? angry, seething with a vindictive hostility rolling His eyes, amused, maybe a bit perplexed disturbed, frustrated, ready to give up on you not looking at … Continue reading

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