Drawing Near

Just how close do you want to be to God? Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.James 4:8 ESV Photo by Vanderlei Longo on Pexels.com A question to consider. According to God, we can be as near to Him as we desire. The question is: Just how close do you want to… Continue reading Drawing Near

[ahh… no wonder…]

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus... Revelation 1:9 NASB John begins his letter to the church regarding his vision recorded in Revelation with an introduction of himself... connecting with his readers as brother... and fellow partaker... in the tribulation... Kingdom... and perseverance... in… Continue reading [ahh… no wonder…]

yoke work…

Discipleship takes discipline -- the work of straightening what is bent, retraining and strengthening our capacities, working loose the bonds that constrain us. --Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, Glittering Vices Discipleship... it's not what we think... It's not about keeping a list... pursuing holiness through works... behavior modification by the power of our self-will... the keeping of rules...… Continue reading yoke work…

gather to encourage… belief…

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called "Today," so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:12-13 NIV Reminding teens under my teaching... of the… Continue reading gather to encourage… belief…