“Channels of Adoration and Shafts of Glory”

Recently I was reading a book that quoted from CS Lewis’ book Letters to Malcolm quite a lot. This week I’ve been reading it and chapter 17 alone is worth the price of the book! Let me quote from Lewis on the subject of worship and adoration, “You first taught me the great principle ‘Begin […]

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Great Christmas Faith!

JC Ryle spoke of the great faith of the Magi in Matthew’s Gospel.  He said, “We read of no greater faith than this in the whole volume of the Bible.  It is a faith that deserves to be placed side by side with that of the penitent thief.  The thief saw one dying the death […]

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Living above ‘the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs’!

From time to time I hear people say things like, “I’m just not really into the music,” or “I’m just not a music person…” Last Sunday we sang Luther’s ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God.’ Before we sang the hymn Ronnie Foster, our Minister of Music, shared the following. “In the forward of a book, […]

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Abba Father

Posted a song yesterday by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser…loved it, but this one…wow!  Can’t say enough about the truth of this song!

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No Longer a Slave!

I love this song!

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Flying High and Trusting God

I read a comment by Tozer today that got me to thinking…he said, “You always know that you are losing altitude when things begin to get big.” Have you ever sat by the window on a long flight? I’m always amazed at just how small things look from 30,000 feet and above, but as you […]

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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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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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Hunger for God

I’m preaching through Acts on Sunday morning and yesterday we came to Acts 13. Originally I was going to preach on the worship, prayer, and fasting of the church in one sermon, but as I studied I felt led to spend one week on each discipline. As I prepared to preach on the three actions […]

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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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