Category Archives: A YEAR IN THE PURSUIT OF GOD

Living to Die or Dying to Live

Between 40 and 45 years ago I was challenged to choose a life verse: a verse that would challenge, encourage and direct my life and, at the end, sum up what my life stood for. I somehow chose Philippians 1:21. … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF GOD: Look to the Future

1 John 2:28-29 ESV And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be … Continue reading

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REMOVING THE BARRIER: Put Away Worldliness

Do Not Love the World – 1 John 2:15-17 ESV  15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  16 For all that is in the world—the desires … Continue reading

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REMOVING THE BARRIER: Reject Hate

1 John 2:9-11 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother … Continue reading

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REMOVING THE BARRIER: Embrace Love

1 John 2:7-8 ESV  Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.  (8)  At the same time, it is a … Continue reading

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REMOVING THE BARRIER: Follow Your Guide

1 John 2:6 ESV  whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. Dear Fellowship of the Burning Heart: WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) was a popular slogan back in the day … Continue reading

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REMOVING THE BARRIER: Show That You Know

1 John 2:3-6 ESV  And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.  (4)  Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is … Continue reading

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