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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...

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What’s in a Name?

In Exodus 3 Moses asked God an interesting question, “When I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?'” Somehow Moses knew that Israel, in their slavery and...

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He Always Has More

The amazing thing about Jesus is that He is constantly showing us more of Himself. As we come to stages of our lives in which we are secure in Him, in what He has done for us, in who He is in our lives, He takes the initiative to show us even more of His...

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The Presence of Hope

Romans 5 declares that “hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Our hope is not in outcomes, in opportunities or our own understanding. Our hope must be built by the fact that the Holy Spirit has been...

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Holy, Holy, Holy

Do you consider yourself holy? Why or why not? When considering holiness what is it that we are looking at? What makes us holy? I believe that the only way to consider holiness is to look directly at God. In Isaiah 6 and in Revelation 4 we are given glimpses into God’s throne room and...

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His Masterpiece

Ephesians 2:10 begins by stating “For we are God’s mastpiece.” This statement is often hard for many of us to believe or agree with. We are not trying to become masterpieces, we were as He desired us to be at our creation. Yes, there is much grace, much change, much maturity that needs to happen...

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The Fullness of Peace

The end of Numbers chapter 6 records very specific words that God gave to Aaron and his sons to speak over the children of Israel. These words were not instructions but rather, they were words of confirmation, words of affirmation, words of love and words of peace. God said that these words would “put His...