Chicken

Don’t be Chicken!

This is a picture of one of my chickens… (former chickens God rest her little soul). I’m sorry for the graphic nature of the image but it serves to make a point. My nephew moved 8 chickens onto his new property adjacent to mine a few weeks back, and I have become a sort of Shepherd to the “flock”. Every time they see me or hear me whistle they come waddling to me as fast as they can, hoping to receive some edible token of my affection. It’s funny how animals of all sorts can work their way into your […]

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit IX

Sunday 02/16/14 Topic: Review: Co-partnership in His Sufferings VII   Series – The Ministry of the Holy Spirit IX.mp3 Click here to watch the video.   [powerpress url=”http://www.grace-life.org/Audio/2014/Sunday/Sunday_02-16-14.mp3″] Key Text:   1 Peter 3:8-12 1 Cor. 8:1-13 Rom. 14:1-23 Partnership in sufferings To begin with we went back over 1 Peter 3:8-12 which we ended with last week. We did this because this verse as translated in the English, has the unfortunate effect of making us think it is all about us. Let’s look at it, “Now finally, all of you should be like-minded and sympathetic, should love believers, and be compassionate […]

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit VIII

Sunday 02/09/14 Topic: Review: Co-partnership in His Sufferings VI   Series – The Ministry of the Holy Spirit VIII.mp3 Click here to watch the video.   [powerpress url=”http://www.grace-life.org/Audio/2014/Sunday/Sunday_02-09-14.mp3″] Key Text:   2 Thess. 1:3-12 1 Peter 3:8-12 Partnership in His sufferings… In this teaching we addressed a difficult passage, one which is not widely taught in America anymore, and that is the calling to suffer as a demonstration of your worthiness of the Kingdom of God. A glass half empty person will hear this the wrong way. This suffering is NOT something God subjects us to in order to prove anything […]

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Our Identity in Christ

Sunday 02/02/14 Topic: Review: Finding our Identity in Christ   Series – Our Identity in Christ.mp3 Click here to watch the video.   [powerpress url=”http://www.grace-life.org/Audio/2014/Sunday/Sunday_02-02-14.mp3″] Kenny Merritt is a relatively new friend of mine with whom I can already see I will grow closer and more dear as the years progress. In this video, Kenny talks about how as Christians, we tend to draw our sense of self-worth from our expectations of how others perceive us and NOT from Christ. These expectations are dangerous in the life of the believer for they refocus their hearts and energies on the things of […]

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit VII

Sunday 01/29/14 Topic: Review: Co-partnership in His Sufferings III   Series – The Ministry of the Holy Spirit VII.mp3 Click here to watch the video.   [powerpress url=”http://www.grace-life.org/Audio/2014/Wednesday/Wed_01-29-14.mp3″] Key Text:   Heb. 5:5-9 Heb. 2:14-18 1 Peter 2:18-25 1 Peter 3:15-19 2 Tim. 1:1-14 1 Peter 4:1-19 Partnership in sufferings We considered what it means to suffer with the Holy Spirit as co-partners with Him in the sufferings of Christ this week and below is a simply bullet point, summarizing those points we covered. Unwarranted harsh treatment Being reviled for His Name’s sake Ceasing from sin As you can imagine these […]

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