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Getting Real with Rabbi Jesus

Walk with Jesus

This past "Father's Day" I received a gift of the book lots of folks have been talking about, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. (interesting that this book titled, Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus would become a follow-on favorite to our study of Walking as Jesus Walked.) The study, research and insights of these authors is very expansive. Yet their stated, "goal of ...

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Why God Has Us In Arizona!

Walk with Jesus

Wow, there is nothing like vacationing with one of our kids' family, total 7 of us, out of town,, to remind me that living this grandparent season of life is a daily/hourly or minute by minute, walk in Proverbs 16:9 The mind of a man plans his way, But he Lord directs his steps. Yes, we started with a singular purpose in mind, sharing some time at time shares in Sedona. F...

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Peter's Roller Coaster

Word of the Day

A few weeks ago, our pastor's sermon title was, "Who do you say I am?" from Matthew 16:15. In that passage, Peter is quick to answer, in verse 16, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God." Jesus calls him blessed, immediately saying ". . . .because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven." Having known Peter as Jesus did, he con...

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Useful to the Master

Word of the Day

Proverbs 16:9 the mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Late last year I received news of a critically ill friend. Amazingly, my wife and I each, separately came to the same thought; I should go to visit and encourage him. This was a big deal thought because he was in Bellingham, Washington. The mind of this man planned the trip, the Lord directed, ...

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He Knows Me

LoveGodLoveOthers

Daniel 4 & 5 God loves me, and He reminds me that He is God and I'm not, therefore posting these Hearing God's Voice blogs is intimidating. Especially when getting a late start writing, how busy can a retired guy be? And staying at it too late. So diligence requires an earlier start. I'll go right to the core of this. In our pastor's message Sunday he used a quote fr...

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The Other Wise Man

Word of the Day

So here it is, Christmas day; full of wondrous times with family. Gifts, meals, laughter, and, for some, tears. A fun little devotional was published this year, titled It’s a Wonderful Life. Sub-titled A 31-Day Devotional Based on Favorite Christmas Classics and by written David McLaughlin. He has complied some wonderful, memorable stories, each chapter concluding w...

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Christmas Eve 2013

Word of the Day

Driving to and from an errand today, the “car stereo” was playing an audio book by a favorite Bible teacher 1. His teaching is so deep and methodical; it is like a “gym-workout” for my brain. Last week, with this same audio book teaching I was lead to stop at the public library and get the book he was teaching. Yes it is another of those books about...

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Consider Jesus

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In a little over one week, West Valley will hear some testimonies and witness baptisms. These testimonies will be a witness to others of the power of God to save His people. Consider the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well. After her encounter with Jesus, she leaves her waterpot and went into the city, apparently so excited about the “Christ.” John 4:29 &ld...

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Another Season

Walk with Jesus

Walking in a shallow stream yesterday, I first thought myself to be most impressed by the large rocks that forced the water to flow over or around them. How steadfast they seemed! And, as the water rushed past, it caused deep holes and soft, movable sand around the rocks. The rock's steadfastness allowed the water to run deep, where it could be absorbed and retained to nou...

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The Long Silence Broken

Word of the Day

Jonah 1:4 .....Well there has been so much "noise" in this personal, perfect storm that was "hurled" at me this week, that only now can I begin to hear again. What it might have been like when that man Jonah suddenly stood on the dry land, hearing God's voice, the second time. How can I say, I love you Lord, while floundering through another godless day. Trying in my fles...

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We Follow the Living, Resurrected Lord, Jesus. He is Alive!

Word of the Day

Recently I’ve been reading the really exciting period of the Bible, the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, on this earth. Just think about that, the risen Jesus, walking this same earth that I walk every day. That thought should make it easy for me to follow Him. However He didn’t just walk around, He interacted and He spoke. Words like in Matthew 16:24 w...

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Unworthy, Yet Useful

Armor of God

Deuteronomy 8:2, tells me that I shall remember the whole way that the Lord my God has led me these many years in the wilderness (my earthly existence), that He might humble me, testing me to know what is in my heart, whether I would keep His commandments or not. His Word also tells me, “Oh Lord, you have searched me and known me! Totally; sitting down, rising up, m...

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Don't Be a Go-To Guy!

Pray

As each of us move through our lives, the busy stuff that can keep us distracted from the Word. Things to do, appointments to keep. And yet our frequent cry is for confidence and the mind to rest in our decisions. Imagine for a moment, that tomorrow you will be Joshua, trying to devise a plan to take Jericho. Just your average "go-to guy" kind of day. Quick, look up Joshu...

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Grandfathering with God's View

Word of the Day

While making me a grandfather, in 2007, God brought me into a new season of life. He provided me with a view toward more generations of our family. Today, in Job 1:5, I read of Job's concern for the spiritual welfare of his children...."And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise up early in the morning and off...

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The Ultimate Love Dare

LoveGodLoveOthers

Thursday morning, even before I could get to my Bible reading, God spoke. My brain began recall a discussion Wednesday with brother community group leaders. Some groups flourishing, others struggling. Within the groups, interpersonal relationships are faltering and time intensive efforts not producing the fruits we hope they would. A memory of the movie Fireproof, took me...

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Apprentice-in-training

Pray

Some time ago, a man called Tony, told me of a group, a Community Group. He said God was calling him to move his ministry to a planted church elsewhere. He asked me to pray and consider leading this Community Group. I felt unworthy and unprepared. Having prayed, I consented to give this a try. I began by visiting the group a couple of times, while Tony taught. Then Tony w...

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The War for Humility - every thought captive.

Word of the Day

Near the end Monday’s reading in Joshua, Chapter 21 verse 45, it’s written : “Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.” Am I living my life like I believe His promises?. Just one week ago, my day/week started with a review of 3 weeks of Sunday sermon notes, The War for Humil...

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