In Me

In me                                                             February 20, 2017 Imagine yourself saying: “As I give myself to Jesus, Christ lives in me”.Can you believe it?! That’s God’s word in Galatians 2:20. Jesus is in you walking through every doorway. Jesus is in you in riding every vehicle, eating every meal. Jesus is in you looking at each person so as to see that super creation in God’s likeness able to be on God’s frequency? Jesus is in you listening to a person for how Jesus is healing, or growing or correcting or blessing that person. Thus Jesus through you can thank God or pray […]

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Too mannerly

Say what? A Japanese saying (translated) is: Being too polite is impolite. 2 millenniums ago God’s word rebuked Christians: how is it that you desire to be enslaved all over again? You observe days (Galatians 4:9-10). It’s still true. I boasted that I spent more on Joyce this Valentines than ever. (Our washer failed, so I bought the one she wanted. It’s to come just in time for Valentines.) Of course, her income helped pay for it. A brother in Jesus also noted that I selfishly wanted to be sure she kept cleaning my clothes J Retailers push another holiday […]

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Winner

New England Patriot fans’ general excitement was: We did it: won the Super Bowl!!!  Of course, much more than fans, it was players who trained so hard and played so hard to do it. That makes it too easy to think: If I learn well these procedures and train hard on those proven technics, then I can take pride in my wins. Only, that didn’t work for all the other teams. What’s the alternative way to live? God’s word is: Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? For you are […]

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Be My Disciple

Slow down in your life Josh was a young, successful executive. He was driving his sleek, new Jaguar down a Chicago neighborhood’s narrow street. He watched for kids darting out from between parked cars.He thought he saw something. He slowed down. A brick smashed into his Jag’s side door! He backed his Jag up to where the brick was thrown, jumped out, pushed the kid up against a parked car and shouted: What are you doing?! That’s my new Jag! That brick is going to cost you a lot of money!The boy sobbed: Please, mister, please, I’m sorry! I didn’t […]

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Pedestals

The keynote speaker for this year’s Idaho State Prayer Breakfast at Boise Center, 8:00am March 11 is Jim Zorn. I didn’t recall who Jim was. He left Boise months before we moved to Boise. This sentence about Jim caught my attention: He has earned many sports accolades, but wears the titles of Follower of Jesus, husband, and father with highest honor. I recall the Lord Jesus saying you don’t light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men that […]

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Know

… Jesus was overcoming selfishness in me in high school by my friend Jerry. He wouldn’t eat lunch so he could give to getting Jesus to people. Jesus was overcoming selfishness in me in college by a Korean sister college. Its students in freezing weather asked the dean to turn off heat so the money could get Jesus to people! Jesus overcomes disbelieving opposition. Decades ago, a leading Christian I’d talked to, David Wang, told of getting to eat with China’s top officials. The speaker complained that China’s population was increasing too fast. Mr. Wang whispered to an official that 9,000+ […]

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Level Ground

It has been my practice for a decade or two to each week write and personally sign a note of uplift in Jesus to people who missed out on worshiping with us this most recent Sunday. I got that basic idea from Leonard Wymore, who is the uncle of my wifeJoyce. He had a great influence for Jesus on many, many people. He died in Tennessee over a week ago at age 95. At Jesus’ feet is level ground. I mean Christians such as Joyce and I are not by nature wiser or more moral than those around us. We […]

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Unlikable People

Question: What do you do when you don’t like someone but you have to love them in Christ anyway? I feel really bad because there is someone who drives me crazy and everytime they talk I just want to choke them to death. I am not sure why they evoke such a strong reaction in me. I am trying to pray for them since I don’t like them. Response: Love is godly because you do it to the unlovely, otherwise it would just be liking them. That person was created in God’s image. Look hard, surely you can see some […]

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