Spending Quality Time With God

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, May 20, 2016

May20





But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16 Spiritual maturity can only be achieved by spending quality time with God. This is more than just going to Sunday services and Bible study. For, unless you know and appreciate what it means to spend quality time with God you will never grow deeper in God. So, what does it means to spend quality time with God? Spending ..

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The Ministry of Self Denial

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, May 19, 2016

May19





Then he said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 Our society is becoming more narcissistic. More and more people are becoming addicted to selfies. According to a recent survey, there has been a 20 percent decrease in empathy for others, while at the same time the percentage of narcissism has incr ..

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Becoming the Gospel

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May18





I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 The story is told of a conductor who was leading an orchestra that was performing a musical piece by a famous composer. The orchestra was so immersed into the music that they conductor steppe ..

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When Your Brook Dries Up

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May17





It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. 1 Kings 17:7 (http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/1-Kings/17/7) Illustration One of the most famous famines in history, the Great Famine was caused by a devastating potato disease. 33% of the Irish population relied on the potato for sustenance, and the onset of the disease in 1845 triggered mass starv ..

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Beware of Idol Worship

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, May 16, 2016

May16





You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God…Exodus 20:1-10 Illustration Hideyoshi, a Japanese warlord who ruled ov ..

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Spiritual Regeneration

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, May 13, 2016

May13





“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 Spiritual regeneration is the objective work of God in a believer’s life. It is a daily renewal and affirmation of the Holy Spirit’s presence in the believer. It is a mystical resurrection of the soul which experiences death with every sin. Th ..

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Lessons From The Samaritan Leper

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, May 12, 2016

May12





One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Luke 17:15 “Leprosy (http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/leprosy-10651) is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin (http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-the-skin) sores and nerve  ..

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Securing Grace

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May11





For (http://biblehub.com/greek/1063.htm) false Christs (http://biblehub.com/greek/5580.htm) and (http://biblehub.com/greek/2532.htm) false prophets (http://biblehub.com/greek/5578.htm) will appear (http://biblehub.com/greek/1453.htm) and (http://biblehub.com/greek/2532.htm) perform (http://biblehub.com/greek/1325.htm) great (http://biblehub.com/greek/3173.htm) signs (http://biblehub.com/greek/ ..

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The Joy of Generosity

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May10





Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 One of the most generous persons I’ve ever known was my mother. As a little boy, I watched my mother used her meager resources to feed many, provide clothes, education, shoes, and  ..

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Encountering God

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, May 09, 2016

May09





You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 Most Americans are fascinated with Sci-Fi movies. George Lucas sold the right to Star Wars for over 4 billion dollars to Walt Disney Company. Star Wars movies are centered on the idea of intergalactic conflict. The movies tantalize our curiosity about life beyond earth with an omnipotent evil being with inco ..

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