Peyton Manning and the Man Upstairs

OK, I’ll admit what you may already know…I’m not a Peyton Manning fan. I love his family, I love his commercials, and I recognize the fact that he is one of the best quarterbacks to have ever played the game, but I just don’t like to watch him play. It’s personal preference, it is totally […]

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Acceptable Worship

“It is impossible to worship God acceptably apart from the Holy Spirit. The operation of the Spirit of God within us enables us to worship God acceptably through that person we call Jesus Christ, who is Himself God. Therefore, worship originates with God, comes back to us, and is reflected from us. That is the […]

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Finding answers to the right questions.

This morning, in preparation for a reading group, I read the following words by AW Tozer in his book, The Purpose of Man, “Christian ministry is based on the assumption that there are some serious-minded people who want to know who they are, what they are, why they are here, and where they are going. […]

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The Saint Must Walk Alone

Over the years AW Tozer has spoken to my heart. He just seems to understand the deep frustrations of my inner being and has the knack of feeding my soul in just the right way. His words are not always easy to swallow, but they always nourish me. Recently I read a chapter, “The Saint […]

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Beatitudes Turned Wrong Side Out

I was reading a chapter in Tozer’s, The Pursuit of God, and he commented on the Beatitudes and said, “A fairly accurate description of the human race might be furnished, one unacquainted with it, by taking the Beatitudes, turning them wrong side up and saying, ‘Here is your human race.’” He went on to talk […]

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Are you Thirsting for God?

  The Psalmist cried, “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul longs for you; my flesh faints for you; as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” For the last few months I’ve experienced a heightened thirst for God. It started with a staff meeting where I […]

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The Manifest Presence of God

You and I are in the presence of God…right now and we have been in His presence every moment of our lives and we will be in His presence for the remainder of our life…there is nowhere you and I can go to escape His presence—there is no place where He is closer and there […]

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Misplaced Passions

Yesterday I shared an experience that I had with God several years ago. That experience began a series of experiences that have developed my relationship with God. Religion seeks to remedy man’s external problems, but Christianity seeks to change one’s internal problem—we were made to worship God and in our fallen nature we cannot do […]

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A New Cross?

While reading AW Tozer’s The Pursuit of Man, I came across the following quote.  He wrote it in 1950…I wonder what he would say today? “The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it. The […]

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In Christ

Over the last weeks I’ve been thinking more and more about what it means to be “in Christ.” I’ve meditated upon Romans 8 for most of the year and the idea of being in Christ and not in the flesh just sort of jumps out and slaps you every time you read it. This weekend […]

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