Reflections 4

Pastor Stans Musing

Reflections 4

September 27, 2020

 

Psalm 18:42 The Voice

I beat them to sand, to dust that blows in the wind; I flung them away like trash in the gutters.

 

Deliverance is a powerful word in Christian theology.  We are told in Scripture that we battle not against flesh and blood, but blood and principalities.(Ephesians 6:12)  It is extremely easy to preach and teach that one should not be fearful for God has won the battle!


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Reflections 3

Pastor Stans Musing

Reflections 3

September 20, 2020

 

Psalm 10:5-6 The Voice

5 His ways seem always to be successful;
    Your judgments, too, seem far beyond him, out of his reach.
    He looks down on all his enemies.
6 In his heart he has decided, Nothing will faze me.

The ways in the verse addresses the wicked one who celebrates his evil desires.  I find it amazing that the wicked protests today think a mask hides their identity.


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Reflections 2

Pastor Stan’s Musing

Reflections 2

September 13, 2020

I continue with my Reflections Musing this week.  I am considering a Reflection Musing each month.

It is important to remember three things stand true forever, so please write them down.

  1. God’s Word, 2) The Trinity, 3) The Holy Spirit

From 1 Clement 45:1-3.  Do not be disturbed by Clement, he was an early Church Father writing to the Church at Corinth.


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Reflections during vacation

It is great to return to writing again.  We just returned from 30 days in Brevard, North Carolina on a mountain at 3050 feet altitude with a west facing porch!  I do miss those 56-62 degree mornings and 72-76 degree days.  Also, I miss my little bear.  On my first morning, I took my grandson, Connell, with me to walk a mile.  As was showing him the start/finish line we looked up and a medium size bear came out of a driveway about 20 yards from us.


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Profiles in Faith 7

Profiles in Faith

John Wesley-7

August 2, 2020

Ephesians 3:19b The Voice  “God, may Your fullness flood through their entire beings.”

The life and ministry of John Wesley touched every corner of the British Isles.  The message of salvation, being perfected in love, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit led into the experience of Full Salvation (Salvation, Sanctification, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit).  Yet a time arrived as English men and women immigrated to America that the Methodist message sought residence in this new locale.


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Profiles in Faith 6

Profiles in Faith

John Wesley-6

July 26, 2020

The Character of a Methodist (Pentecostal Holiness)

Loves God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength

In everything gives thanks

Heart lifted to God at all times

Loves every man as his own soul

Pure in heart

God reigns alone

Keeps all the commandments

Does all to the glory of God

Adorns the doctrine of God in all things.

Ephesians 3:16-19 The Voice 16 Father, out of Your honorable and glorious riches, strengthen Your people. Fill their souls with the power of Your Spirit 17 so that through faith the Anointed One will reside in their hearts. May love be the rich soil where their lives take root. May it be the bedrock where their lives are founded so that together 18-19 with all of Your people they will have the power to understand that the love of the Anointed is infinitely long, wide, high, and deep, surpassing everything anyone previously experienced. God, may Your fullness flood through their entire beings.


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