Category Archives: kingdom of God

How Things Grow, [Work]

A farmer slowly walks behind his plow. The ground is hard and unyielding, but the steel cuts the heavy sod like a knife. He is preparing the soil for receiving the seed. He knows that what he is doing is … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Blood

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NIV At first glance the Old Testament is a … Continue reading

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The Art of Begging

Jesus looked at his followers and said,     “You people who are poor are blessed,       because the kingdom of God belongs to you”. Luke 6:20, NCV It is an astonishing thing, to have Jesus look at you. … Continue reading

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Bored in Heaven [Worship]

“For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.” Psalm 47:7, KJV Human beings are meant to worship. And specifically, to worship God. If we choose to deny this salient fact, we change nothing. Worship … Continue reading

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A Towel, Not a Title

“Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. 4 So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his … Continue reading

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The Time is Ripe, [Ascension Truths]

9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. Acts 1:9-10 Look … Continue reading

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Suffering: Finding Some Reasons

“Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.” Hebrews 2:18, (NLT) “Whenever you meet someone who has really suffered; been limited, gone through things for the Lord, willing … Continue reading

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