BlogRants, Raves, and maybe some Wisdom

Healing & Miracles 3

You may want to look at the previous two blogs to understand this. We have been talking about World Views, miracles, healing, and the supernatural. And given what we said, let's now ask the question, how does all this effect our prayers? Well, as a result prayer is not our first choice, and when it is done, it many times is done with little confidence or assurance. And, like Mr. Lewis said, when a miracle does occur, it is not recognized as such.

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May182011

Healing & Miracles 2

In my last blog we talked about World Views, miracles, healing and what not. So now, let's answer the question, what is a World View? If you have ever seen Kwast's World View model, it is a series of concentric circles with various words and questions that relate to each one. Starting at the center circle, each one of us our WV tells us 'what is real'. This leads to the next circle that answers, 'what is true'; our 'beliefs'. This leads to 'what is good or best'; our 'values'. And, this leads to 'what is done'; our 'behavior'.

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May092011

Healing & Miracles 1

Did you ever start thinking about buying a car and then start seeing it everywhere. You suddenly want a red Volkswagen, and poof, there are red VW's everywhere!

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Apr302011

Community, & the 'Local Church'

After many years of doing 'church' I have come to the conclusion that one of our greatest enemies of church is ourselves. We operate as individuals rather than realizing that we are part of community. We don’t realize that we need the helping hand of others, and cannot deny our obligations & responsibilities in community.

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Apr112011

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Habakkuk 3:17-18

17Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
18yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation

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Apr072011

Why 6:8?

Someone recently asked me why we named our church 6:8? It was good for me to think about that question again. Here is my response to them:

MICAH 6:8

He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

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Mar212011

GENESIS 3:9-13

GENESIS 3:9-13

9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." 11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" 12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

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Mar142011

Isaiah 53

Recently I did a Lectio Divina reading on Isaiah 53, here are my thoughts on the passage.

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Feb212011

Passion Matters

Our fourth and final value at Six:Eight is Passion Matters. Rather than using the language of 'worship', passion for Jesus seems to communicate better how we are to live out our journey with Him - at least that is my humble opinion. Here is what spiritual passion looks like for us....

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Feb142011

Story Matters

The 3rd value of Six:eight is Story Matters. A value that is essential to all believers, to understand and live in, and out of, the story of God as he pursues his people.

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Feb072011