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Experiencing God: Adjustments

In Matthew 16 we have a record of Peter’s great confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Shortly after this confession of faith and revelation we find Peter being rebuked by Jesus. After Peter made his confession and Jesus’ identity as the Messiah was revealed, Jesus began teaching the disciples about...

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Experiencing God: Crisis of Belief

Henry Blackaby writes, “A crisis of belief is not a calamity in your life but a turning point where you must make a decision. You must decide what you truly believe about God.” We all face opportunities to increase in faith. The problem is that often those moments don’t feel like opportunities at all. They...

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Experiencing God: God Speaks

Hebrews 1:1-2 “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son.” One of the fundamental truths that we must choose to believe so that God can build upon it in our lives is...

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Content to be Thankful

While in prison for the gospel the Apostle Paul wrote, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content”. I believe that contentment is the true key to thanksgiving. If we are only thankful in response to circumstances that we view as pleasing then I am not sure if we are truly thankful...

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Experiencing God: We have been invited

The third reality of Experiencing God is “God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.” Throughout Scripture we find God inviting men and women, nations and individuals to join Him, to trust Him, to follow Him and to be loved by Him. It seems that for as many invitations as God gives...

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Experiencing God: Pursued by Love

In John 3:16 Jesus is famously quoted, “For God so loved the world that He gave . . .” The love of God has never been about a feeling, a desire or an emotion, God’s love has always been defined by action. He loved the world so much that He gave His Son. In His...

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Experiencing God: Self-Centered or God-Centered?

No one has ever been more focused on God, His will and His ways than Jesus. He made it very clear that the Father was always at work and that His task as the Son was to simply watch, listen and obey (John 5). For us, the Body of Christ, to truly be available to...

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Experiencing God: What is God’s Will?

I believe I receive more prayer requests pertaining to “being in God’s will” than any other single topic. It seems that many of us have taken the promise of purpose and turned it into a fear of somehow “missing God’s will”. The will of God is not a maze to be maneuvered or a mystery...

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Experiencing God Introduction: Knowing and Doing the Will of God

Before we can consider knowing the will of God we must know God Himself. His heart, His character, His purposes and His ways all make up His will. Henry Blackaby, the author of the Experiencing God study writes, “Christianity is fundamentally an interactive relationship between God and people.” That interaction is built through a realization...

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An Extravagant Reaction

There were many different reactions to the resurrection of Lazarus, some believed, some were amazed, some were confused and some were angry and threatened. The work of God is always this way, He moves and people react. The difficulty is when we try to anticpate the reaction. We all react according to what is in...