Category Archives: God’s Will

Women & Spiritual Discernment

If you come to me and say in a nice way, “Russell, sometimes you have a problem with your temper,” you will be telling me the truth. (My wife and sons will vouch for that.) You will also, in a … Continue reading

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God’s Aquarium

Job 42:2 begins Job’s apology to God after he has challenged God’s wisdom and justice in allowing him to suffer so much tragedy. Call it a confession or call it repentance, but the verse signals the end of Job questioning … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Choices, Creation, Evangelism, God's Love, God's Omnipotence, God's Omnipresence, God's Sovereignty, God's Will, Man's Freewill, Rebellion, Sin, Submission, Witnessing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Receiving What You Request in Prayer

1 John series: (post #11) So, you say that you are a Christian. Okay, that leads me to believe that you know how to pray. But let me ask you a question: “Do you regularly receive what you request in … Continue reading

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Keeping Christ’s Commandments

1 John series: (post #4) By the apostle John’s own admission, he wrote the book (epistle, letter) of 1 John to help Christians have full assurance regarding their salvation (1 John 5:13). He said this assurance can be achieved by … Continue reading

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Followship

As Jesus passed on from there. He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. (Matthew 9:9, N.K.J.V.) A little boy got mad at his … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Tribes of Reuben, Gad, & Manasseh

God had given the land of Canaan to Israel (Abraham’s descendants, the Jews). Some forty years after unbelief and cowardice cost them their first opportunity to make the land their own (Numbers 14:1-38), God again guided them to its brink … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — … Continue reading

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What Satellite Chips Have to Do with Holy Conduct

…as He who has called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16, N.K.J.V.). A country doctor had a sign in his office that … Continue reading

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God Doesn’t Always Provide Simple Solutions

In his book Morning Devotions, Tom Wallace tells the following story: Everybody’s heart went out to the little lady who hobbled through the waiting room of one of our local doctors. She was bent over like a horseshoe. A short … Continue reading

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A Wrong Kind of Service to God

They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. (John 16:2, N.K.J.V.) Could a society ever become so warped as to think that serving God … Continue reading

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