Tag Archives: commandments

the power in the unsaid … Jesus and the rich young man

In some reading last night, I once again discovered the account of Jesus’ encounter with the rich young man and I saw some things with a different insight … consider this passage … And behold, a man came up to … Continue reading

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a son’s lament

This is a brief tale about the impact of false teaching in the church … As a child growing up, the boy never remembered his father joining the family at church unless it was some sort of special event … … Continue reading

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the object of our obedience

OK, so here’s the question … Is the ultimate object of our obedience a Person or commandments? Now certainly your answer could be both … but I don’t think we can truthfully offer that answer until we wrestle with the … Continue reading

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the missed adventure IN the words of God (11) – keep

Take a moment and consider these words of Jesus on keeping the commandments … keeping His words  “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.  John 14:15 (NASB) “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one … Continue reading

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God’s commands condensed

Currently I am reading through the Old Testament book of Exodus … for those not familiar with this book it has the account of God setting the people of Israel free from Egyptian captivity along with their journey through the … Continue reading

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Jesus the vine and God the vinedresser

The passage of Scripture I am journaling through today is John 15:1-17 (ESV) … you might call this Jesus’ treatise on abiding … check it out and  join in and share your insights … I am the true vine, and … Continue reading

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God is love … perfect love

Spirit of God, open the eyes of our heart to understand and embrace the truth of this Scripture from 1 John 2:3-6 and 1 John 4:7-21 (ESV) … And by this we know that we have come to know him, … Continue reading

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