Tag Archives: Religious experience

Obedience is Better than Sacrifice

This often quoted and more often misused passage is from 1 Samuel 15:22. I’ve heard it for most of my church life. It’s never been my favorite, but until recently I’ve never given much thought to why. But the recent … Continue reading

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Not in the Box

My walk with Christ has left me feeling a bit odd, even amongst a peculiar people. It’s as if the body of Christ is swaying joyfully to the music and I’m unrhythmically searching for the beat. So many of my … Continue reading

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The First Stone

John 8:7 (NAS): “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” I love this passage for what it teaches about the amazing grace made known in the gospel. For indeed, … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap

That’s a wrap people. Let’s pack it up. This one’s over. The people of God have, en masse, bought into pursuing their best life. We have officially moved our hope from the coming of the Lord Jesus and the glory … Continue reading

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Immeasurably More

Ephesians 3:20 (NIV84): Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, For a brief moment, this beautiful passage gave me a twinge … Continue reading

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Reaching

While studying today, I was struck by the presence of a familiar anxiety. As I was reading the scripture and studying it’s flow, I felt myself reaching for something just beyond my grasp. The feelings were familiar, but today was … Continue reading

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Are they itching?

3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from … Continue reading

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Religious Feelings

We have all had wonderful experiences that have left deep impressions upon us. And religious experiences leave some of the more powerful feelings. They make us feel alive, strong, encouraged, and near to God. Although they are spiritual experiences, they … Continue reading

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