Monthly Archives: January 2015

God to Man: You Have to Be Quiet

In Chapter 4 Pastor Idleman has discussed the need for us to experience the messages that God is sending us.  This week I have commented on how we make life harder than it should be.  God’s messages can be simple … Continue reading

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“Why are you downcast, O my soul?”

Pastor Idleman has been writing in Chapter 4 about realizing the power of God that is right in front of us. This morning I awake with a concern on my heart.  I spent some time last night with a younger … Continue reading

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It Is Right in Front of You!

Over years of teaching I have met numerous people. Over years of teaching I have used several gimmicks to create learning moments with students. One of the most interesting ones I have used is to get people to “see” Jesus … Continue reading

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“The Five Percent That We Miss”

Pastor Idleman really gets at the truth with his comments about perceiving the truth in life. We want relationships with people who will tell us the truth but we only believe 95% of what they say.  That last 5% we … Continue reading

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“Get over yourself and take a bath.”

I have already made the admission that I make hard stuff out of easy stuff. I guess I am not alone. Pastor Idleman tells us the story of Naaman in 2nd Kings in Chapter 4. Naaman is a powerful military commander … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 “A Startling Realization”

Chapter 4 in AHA is deceptively simple.  It is short. It has fewer illustrations or stories and Pastor Idleman is just not as wordy as he has been in the first three chapters. But what is it about?  Simplicity. I … Continue reading

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Sleeping Through the Storm

As we wrap up Chapter 3 in AHA, Pastor Idleman recounts the story of Jonah, who received the assignment from God to go and preach at Nineveh.  The problem was, he did not want to accept his assignment; he wanted … Continue reading

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