"A Life of intimacy with God is Characterized by
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2008
The definition for intimacy is the condition of being friends. Basically friendship is related to closeness, companionship, comradeship, fellowship and family. It's about close relationship, being open to one another, taking the guard off your heart and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Teens are facing an intimacy crisis that could haunt them in future relationships. Casual teen attitudes toward sex — particularly oral sex — reflect their confusion about what is normal behavior. “When teens fool around before they’re ready or have a very casual attitude toward sex, they proceed
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 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 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 Ian Johnson on Dec 15, 2006
I once read that intimacy could best be described as IN TO ME SEE Its Allowing God to look into our heart and God allowing us to look into his! Wow! Imagine that, Looking into the very heart of God, seeing what he see’s. In intimacy we become one with the
Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
Life Examples: Hosea: A Longing for Intimacy (Hos 11:8-9)
Without questioning God, Hosea obeyed Him and took the prostitute Gomer to be his wife. Though she wandered and repeatedly slipped into unfaithfulness, Hosea obeyed the Lord and did not cast her way.
The moving poetry of Hosea reveals the
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
A story from Warsaw, Ohio, is catching some attention today (August 13, 2014). It seems the dancers at Foxhole nightclub decided to picket a church that had been hassling them for years. Apparently the members and pastor of New Beginnings Ministries felt called by God to try to rid their community
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Apr 16, 2009
Moses wrote, “…The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” (Genesis 2:25)
A Biblical marriage destroys thoughts of self-consciousness, they defeat shame, there is no fear of ridicule, no hang-ups, they can choose to avoid embarrassments and with Christ leading the marriage
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
Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 24, 2012
THE BACHS WERE ONE
Anna married John when he was thirty-seven. She was only twenty. He had already married and had seven children. His first wife died. Anna bore him thirteen more children. She assisted him in his music work. She learned to copy out his manuscripts so that his students could
Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Crystal Michelle, a 10th Grade in Bigelow, Arkansas isn’t buying it. She won’t settle for anything but extreme intimacy, here’s an excerpt from an essay she wrote.
"Hey, My name is Crystal Michelle. I decided to wait for sex among other things a while back. I have pledged to God that I would
Contributed by Mark Beaird on Nov 2, 2000
SUCKED IN, WASHED UP, AND BLOWN OVER
Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over.
The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the
Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 21, 2001
Gareth Weldon Icenogle in Biblical Foundations for Small Group Ministry: "Small groups are trapped in the ‘paradox’ of hunger for intimacy ("It is not good for man to be alone") and fear of intimacy.
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Nov 22, 2009
“Tragically, precious little in this hurried and hassled age promotes such intimacy. We have become a body of people who look more like a herd of cattle in a stampede than a flock of God beside green
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 Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Most preachers handle sin as they would handle snakes, at arms length and with no greater intimacy and for no