Category Archives: Christ in you

Church members matter . . .

Church members matter.They’re not ornamentsIn an audience.They should meet to bePart of Christ’s bodyDirected by Him,Led by Gods Spirit,Hearing what He saysAnd then doing it. Let’s forget about self and comfort. Let’s focus instead on letting Christ live in and … Continue reading

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A ground-breaking wake-up thought this morning

As soon as I woke up this morning, I wrote this on a slip of paper: (“If Christ is in you, He’s not just there passively. He’s there actively working in you.”) That was ground-breaking in my consciousness. Now, after … Continue reading

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Making the most of the marvelous mystery of Christ in you . . .

To delight in what you desire is death. To delight in what God desires is life. Grace isn’t the end of salvation. It’s the beginning. Christ comes into people as a seed. In a heart that is poor in spirit, … Continue reading

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Are you locked in vigor-less Christianity?

When your problemsGet biggerYou need moreOf Christ’s inner vigor. Daily surrenderTo Christ’s vigorIn your soulWill make you whole. To “stir up the gift”Of “Christ in you”Requires vigorousInner actionTo renew your passion.Complacent satisfactionWon’t do it. You don’t needTo excuseYour behaviorWhen you … Continue reading

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Enough with theories about Christ; it’s time to demonstrate His presence!

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love.” –Paul of Tarsus (The Lord, not a preacher.) Biblical Christianity is built on awareness of and obedience to the presence of the living Jesus. When Christ is living and actively working … Continue reading

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Now heeere’s how we met Jesus!

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Unity in Christ — The other “Lord’s Prayer”

My dad taught me the Lord’s prayer when I was about ten. He wasn’t religious and our family didn’t go to church at that time. However, I remember him standing by my top bunk one night and having me repeat … Continue reading

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I gave up my weigh-in and found the way in!

I gave up my weigh-in and found the way in! One weigh And I didn’t Measure up. Then Jesus came To pay my debt, And be the way By living His life Inside of me. Don’t wait To let Jesus … Continue reading

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An audience hearing doctrine or army setting captives free?

It’s okay to sit in an audience and hear a talk about God. It’s better to have a direct audience with God. Sure, God can use a one-man sermon, but He would have more options if everybody present could share as … Continue reading

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Amazed, astonished, & awed by Jesus!

I’m continually mystified–amazed, astonished, and awed by the living, resurrected Jesus. To encounter the awesome wonder of the risen Jesus is forever life-changing! To close your heart to Christ is not “self-protection.” It’s self-deception! Jesus fills my heart with both … Continue reading

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