Reforesting Faith … A Review

“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
Isaiah 55:12

Have you noticed how many references there are to trees in the Bible? The Tree of Life begins and ends the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, we walk under trees, sit under them, and enjoy their shade, their fruits, and their beauty.

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Dove Lesson Points to Mystery of Christ

Two doves walking the wall. The male dove takes a few steps and turns to see if his mate is following. She starts up the incline and stops. They both look at me. Then, the male turns and takes a few steps forward, turns and looks at her. She follows.

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How to Serve God with Godly Fear

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Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken,
let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably
with reverence and godly fear. Hebrews 12:28

Have you knelt before the Lord … buried your head in your hands and cried out to the Lord? Perhaps it was after you read a passage in the Bible that completely overwhelmed you with the sense of God’s holiness and your utter sinfulness. Maybe there’s a devastating illness in your family, and you cried out to the Lord. Or you are overwhelmed by an unexpected blessing that is so big that it could have only come from the Lord.

What do you think this man is praying about? Whatever it is, he is praying with reverence, with humility, with respect to God Almighty … with godly fear.

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How to Receive a Kingdom Promise

Hebrews 12:28

Kingdom promises require kingdom boldness, kingdom confidence. The Christian’s kingdom can’t be shaken.

Receiving the kingdom requires action: serving God through grace in great reverence and Godly fear in awe and trembling.

How are you serving God?

Marriage, A Stunning Perspective

You see 5 editors, on the cover. You turn the pages to the contributors’ page and find that 38 experts contributed to the 16 chapters which were divided into four sections. You take a deep sigh, close the cover, and turn to the back cover.

“What we believe about marriage reflects what we believe about God.”

Interesting perspective. I had never thought about marriage in this way.

I am so glad that I opened the book again and began to read. This book explores the depth, the intimacy, and the beauty of marriage from God’s perspective.

Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is a much-needed book that digs deeply into the soil of today’s marriages, pulls up the weeds, turns them over and upside down, and asks “Why?”

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3 Tips to Help Others Overcome the Painful, Shameful, or Busy-filled Life

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“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25

“Consider” means to “contemplate” or “observe.” Are you considering your brothers and sisters in Christ, observing them in love as you would observe a child you are mentoring?

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