Tag Archives: Father’s love

Successful Living

I was chatting with a friend yesterday who has been faithfully serving Christ for many years. He’s prayed often that God would use him for his glory. Yet he’s in financial crisis, has almost given up on his dreams of … Continue reading

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Electrical Cords & Demonic Manifestations

I must admit that I’ve encountered a stumbling block in my efforts to move past the elemental doctrines of Christ unto perfection. Electrical cords have effectively thwarted any forward movement on my part. I refuse to own more than one … Continue reading

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Playing Church

Lately it seems that Christian thinkers are becoming increasingly obsessed with the need to know what church should look like and how it relates to extraneous assumptions about God. Whenever the effort to understand the essence and function of “church” … Continue reading

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Just You

What is your value? Is it based on your performance in church, ministry, or practice? Have our perceptions of ourselves been misshaped from ministry expectations? Continue reading

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Programmed or Spirit Led?

“What? Are you telling me you actually heard God speak to you?!”  That was the response of one Christian to a casual comment made by a friend of mine the other day when chatting about discerning God’s will. My friend … Continue reading

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Reduced to Love

In a conversation with a friend today I was recalling how many years ago I used to ask God to reduce me to love. It sounded really noble and spiritual. I’ve also often petitioned him for a baptism of love. … Continue reading

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Life Worth Dying For

When I resigned as senior pastor of an IC 10 years ago, the fresh revelation of Father’s love and the opportunity to shrug off heavy burdens that come with serving a system of religious obligation made the resulting challenges seem … Continue reading

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Spur One Another

Every now and then we have a chance to pass along an opportunity for other believers to participate in sharing Father’s love to others. Continue reading

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Tangled up from religion

I wanted to let you know that we’ve recently added Jim Robbin’s fine book “Recover Your Good Heart” to our oneline book store. Be sure to check it out. I recently received an e-mail from a brother in Oklahoma who … Continue reading

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White Water Challenge

The weekend before last I was at family camp with some great folks in the Portland, Oregon area. They have abandoned the institutional approach to church life and are living an awesome example of loving Father, bearing one another’s burdens … Continue reading

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