Monthly Archives: September 2018

Brimful…

Sometimes an image is the best way to communicate. Billy Graham uses an old farmhouse kitchen to convey his thoughts in his book The Holy Spirit. At my age, I still remember my Grandmother Carter’s kitchen, the old fashioned deep … Continue reading

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Getting the Most out of This Life…

In Ephesians 5: 18 Paul writes “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit.” As people grow older, they have a tendency to look back on life and wonder why things … Continue reading

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All Those Works of the Flesh

One of the biggest goals of the Christian life is victory of the Spirit over the flesh and a change of life, which manifests itself in righteous living before God. But Billy Graham says the works of the flesh are … Continue reading

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Human Effort and the Battle with Sin

We live in a society that believes in human effort.* The love of human effort can be seen as a siren song that has become a “brain worm”, you know, one of those tunes you hear on the radio or … Continue reading

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The Enemy of the Holy Spirit…

Flesh… Billy Graham* takes the word flesh and plays with it. He says we need to drop off the h and reverse the rest of the word. What you have in his new arrangement is the word self. Some would … Continue reading

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Walking in the Spirit…

“We are being progressively sanctified—to spiritual maturity—to bear the family likeness of His Son. Remember that Jesus Christ was perfect—and we are to strive for perfection.…Christians, day by day, week by week, and month by month, are told to walk … Continue reading

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God as Visionary…

Have you ever been around someone who seemed to be truly visionary? I tend to be what I would call practical, I guess. I may have a vision from time to time, but I quickly jump from vision to execution, … Continue reading

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