"A Life of intimacy with God is Characterized by
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 14, 2008
Intimacy [with God] will bring about “blessing,” but the pursuit of “blessing” won’t always bring about intimacy…God is not coming to people who merely seek
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 31, 2001
In his book Enjoying Intimacy with God, J. Oswald Sanders makes a piercing observation: "We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but
Contributed by Jerry Flury on Apr 30, 2006
J.O. Sanders in Enjoying Intimacy with God (Moody, p. 91) states “A walk in the Spirit will of necessity be a walk in accordance with the Word the Spirit has inspired. The parallel between Ephesians 5:18-21 and Colossians 3:15-17 is significant. The same results are said to flow from being filled
Contributed by Bala Samson on Aug 27, 2013
DEEPIKA AND DISCIPLINE
James 4:8 "Come near to God and He will come near to you..."
She is just a doll! Fair, pretty with a smile that could steal anyone's heart; her name is Deepika, four year old daughter of a couple who pick up garbage from residential quarters. She was untamed, dirty,
A PASTOR’S DREAM OF HIS OWN WORSHIP SERVICE
The story is told of a pastor of a large church who had a dream one night that really opened his eyes. He dreamed that he could see his own church worship service on Sunday morning. But there was something very strange happening.
The choir was
It is the fear of the Lord that keeps us from sin while sin keeps us from intimacy with God The primary manifestation of the fear of the Lord is unwavering obedience to the desires and will of God.. There are some who are saved, but lack intimacy with God, still living in the “outer court”;
Contributed by Pat Cook on Oct 6, 2004
I have heard Karl Ingersoll, another Grand Mananer and pastor of Fredericton First Wesleyan, say, “The measure of the greatness of a man’s love for God is not found in his attention to the things he has to do, but in his attention to the things he doesn’t have to do.” That is, your salvation
Contributed by Roger Haber on Oct 24, 2006
Let’s start with a true/false quiz:
• I am growing in my intimacy with God and faithfulness to his word.
• I am growing in real relationships with others in a small group.
• I am growing in my service to God and others.
• I am growing in reaching my pre-Christian relationships for
Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 18, 2014
INTIMACY: HOW IS YOUR PRAYER LIFE?
"She came to see me at the recommendation of a friend. She had been troubled for years, seeing psychiatrists and not getting any better. The consultation had been arranged on the telephone so that when she walked into my study it was as a
Contributed by Dan Jackson on Jul 3, 2006
A. W. Tozer pastored in the city of Chicago for many years. On one occasion when a new minister arrived in Chicago, Tozer called him and described the difficulty and spiritual warfare involved in pastoring is such a city. He said, “If you ever want to pray with me, I’m at the lakeside every morning
In this case they are not only withholding their tithe – they are withholding their INVESTMENT in themselves and God’s people. They are choosing to remain a “fruitless, wild vine” or a “lone-wolf Christian”. Undisciplined and re-writing the Bible to fit their situation – they go from place to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Prayer: U.S. News and the Internet site Beliefnet funded a poll to learn more about why, how, where and when people pray. Here is a summary of the findings:
· 75% percent were Christian.
· 64% say they pray more than once a day.
· 56% say they most often pray for family members, with 3.3%
Contributed by Jim Heckman on Mar 7, 2008
U.S. News teamed up with the Internet site Beliefnet on a survey to learn more about why, how, where, and when people pray. Here is a summary of the more than 5,600 responses to the survey.
75.6 percent of those who responded are Christian.
64 percent say that they pray more than once a
2. Gary Thomas, a friend of Rick Warren, noticed that many Christians were stuck in a worship rut. He raised the question, “Since God has intentionally made us all different, why should everyone be expected to love (worship) God the same way?”(1) Gary has discovered that for 2,000 years Christians
THE MARK OF JESUS
When I was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Levelland, there was a man in our church, the owner of a local business and a highly intentional Christian. The apostle Paul once said of himself that he bore "on [his] body the marks of Jesus" (Gal. 6:17). Well, this man
Contributed by Paul Dietz on Sep 12, 2008
Is God Waiting for You?
Koinonia is the Greek phrase which describes this spiritual intimacy that is born through having the true knowledge of who God is in a personal way.
I must confess, I am the one who made the choice not to experience Koinonia for all those years in my spiritual way with