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“I am that I am” spoke to Moses an ordinary man, a sinner. Hesham (the Name) was so far above our category it was death to look upon him. Yet Moses was used by God  for he chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise… the weak things of the world to shame the strong…the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 1 Corinthians 1:27-29

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"I Am that I Am" spoke to and worked through Moses, a shepherd, a sinner, an ordinary man. YHWH (Lord) was so Holy, so beyond our category that Moses could not look upon him or he would die. The same God that told Mose's he would be with him speaks to us today in the mundane and ordinary difficulties of our lives. God's calling is a reminder that he uses..…what is foolish in the world to shame the wise… what is weak in the world to shame the strong… what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

We are an Ordinary people with an Extraordinary Master

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Are You a Christian Pollyanna?

To be a Pollyanna means to be overly optimistic often unrealistic in our point of view. The world is changing. God is at work amid all of this but so is evil and moral relativism. As Christians we must now step up and show the world around us what the Christian worldview means. In our day, many Christians have become Luke-warm in their faith and quickly adopt secular and sinful thoughts and actions. Yes, we need to act, we need to show compassion and understanding. Remember we are not of the world. We are now a minority. Everyone seems to be aligning themselves with some movement or cause. Just like any thing in life we should be reading and carefully considering what we are buying into. For

Is Life After Death Possible?

All of us want to know why we are here, what is our purpose in life and where are we going. Our life journey is short and fast- like a vapor. All of us are day by day moving toward our demise-our death. Christ Jesus has defeated death as a human and was resurrected and stands now in heaven at he right hand of God the Father. In this video interview from Closer to Truth host Robert Lawrence Kuhn he discusses his thoughts and findings concerning death. Roger Walsh is professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology, as well as professor in the religious studies program at the University of California at Irvine.

Life Advice from Russian Elder, Abbot Nikon Vorobiev (1894-1963)

Wisdom comes from all eras and goes back through time. Wisdom is not knowledge. Knowledge is based on facts, an accumulation of ideas and data about how different things works and why. Furthermore knowledge comes from experience, observation, and research. Wisdom is about knowing which facts are relevant to you or to someone else, and why. Wisdom is the appropriate application of knowledge. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. Let us look at some wisdom passed down from the Orthodox Elder Abbot Nikon. Abbot Nikon Vorobiev was born in Tsarist Russia becoming a witness to all the tragic and great events o

Unknown and Unseen Except by God

There are no secrets. That is why secret sins are eventually brought to light. We often act as though we are alone in life and if we do something depraved, evil, or sinful no one notices. But that is a lie from the Fall that remains with us today. When Eve succumbed to the reasoning of the Serpent and then Adam rebelled knowingly God was there, he was aware of all that had taken place. His arrival and subsequent questions were Gods way of making the sinner accountable. As we grow and mature in the grace of God and continue to develop a relationship with Jesus and the Person of the Holy Spirit the Fruit of the Spirit begins to appear in our lives. It reminds of the tomato plant, often called

Gregory of Nazianzus

What can we today learn from the Church Fathers? Early church fathers worked hard to proclaim the gospel and protect the truth regarding Jesus, and help establish Christian doctrine. They were all sinful imperfect people (like all of us), some of which became well known, others are lost to history. Though the early church fathers helped formulate theology which most Christians would agree with today, some also had ideas that would be considered strange or even heresy today. By studying the early church fathers we can learn a great deal about history, how early leaders sought to apply the gospel to life, and how the church developed. To learn accurate and truthful words about Jesus, however,

The Divine Council - The Bible Project

As we start our deep dive into the Bible and the unseen realm we go next to The Divine Council. The Divine Council is a term used by the Hebrew Bible for the heavenly host, the assembly of divine beings who administer the affairs of the cosmos under Yahweh, the God of Israel. All ancient Mediterranean cultures had some conception of a divine council, including Israel. Yet the Israelite religion’s divine council was distinct. The structure of the Israelite divine council has implications for understanding God and the unseen world in biblical theology and everyday life. Watch this short video from The Bible Project. For more reading start with: The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Wor

Let Sin Not Reign

Do you consider your sins, your daily sins, your besetting sins? Now many of us have time available to us that we have not had in the past. To make wise use of this time that cannot be replaced we should be making time for spiritual growth and reflection. What is a besetting sin? A sin that has a strong hold on you, one you commit over and over like Envy, bitterness, pride, lust, covetousness, anger, malice, gossip, worry, swearing, rebellion against proper authority; actually, all the works of the flesh. Each of us is unique and has our own trend toward certain sins. Our family life, our culture, our worldview all contribute to our specific sins. In general all humanity sins and we all comm

St. Thérèse de Lisieux: The Little Flower of Eternal Life

Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite nun who is widely venerated in modern times. She is popularly known as “The Little Flower of Jesus”, or simply “The Little Flower.” from littleflower.org Here are some of her quotes: Love of God The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity... VI letter to her sister Celine Seeing the eternal recompense so disproportionate to the trifling sacrifices of this life, I longed to love Jesus, to love Him ardently, to give him a thousand proofs of tenderness while yet

Ordinary Life Extra Ordinary God Blog Update

I hope all of you are enjoying this blog. Our journey in life and Gods vast creation is diverse and complex beyond our meager ability to understand. Yet God the Father, Christ Jesus and the Person of the Holy Spirt are faithful in providing for us enough understanding to navigate life. Our lives are brief, even if we live to 100! Our consciousness is fundamental to creation yet beyond our cognitive ability to understand. There are many other things in life and creation that we will NEVER understand. The classic WHY question becomes mute. Science like many other God given intellectual pursuits has been for the most part relegated to fanciful extrapolations of what someone thinks. Stephen Hawk

Food and Feasting

Romans 14:17 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. We live in a different time. Here in the United States we have be blessed and accustomed to plenty. Food is readily available to most. Yet the waste that has been going on is unacceptable. “The United States is the global leader in food waste, with Americans discarding nearly 40 million tons of food every year. 1 That’s 80 billion pounds of food and equates to more than $161 billion 2, approximately 219 pounds 3 of waste per person and 30-40 percent 4 of the US food supply.” From RTS.com Hopefully, our wastefulness will be curbed by the pandemic. Our human

The Lion of Judah

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion. “Aslan stood in the center of a crowd of creatures who had grouped themselves round him in the shape of a half-moon. . . . But as for Aslan himself, the Beavers and the children didn’t know what to do or say when they saw him. People who have not been in Narnia sometimes think that a thing cannot be good and terrible at the same time. Mr. Beaver tells Susan that Aslan (the ruler of Narnia) is a great lion. She then tells Mr. Beaver, “I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion.” She asks Mr. Beaver if Aslan is safe, to which Mr. Beaver replies, “Safe? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he is

The Importance of Silence

Max Carter, director of Friends Center, campus ministry coordinator, and director of Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., describes the importance of getting in touch with the "still small voice within."

The Importance of Silence in Our Lives

Silence…. I have heard people say silence makes them uncomfortable or they need noise to drown out life’s adversities and hardships. Which means they need a distraction, so they do not have to think about their sins and problems. Today as I write this is the traditional Sabbath for us Westerners. Although if you work another day should be your Sabbath. It has become extremely hard to observe a Sabbath in our culture, Sunday is just another day. Faith, worship has been sidelined as non-essential. And we Christians quite frankly often treat it that way ourselves. The disciplines of our faith and commitment to Christ ask us to do several things. To be committed to someone, a person, The Person

What is Bible Doctrine?

In this video from Crossway J.I.Packer reminds us that the Doctrines of the Church are still important to us all. What is Bible Doctrine? What is a doctrine? Doctrine refers to the Act of teaching or that which is taught, so it could refer to any subject. Dr. Packer points out that the Doctrines of the Church are no longer relevant to life. However the truth of Gods word and world do not change. Our culture, our lifestyle has relegated God's word to the last thing on our list. Other things, activities are more important. Look at your life. Is God's Holy Word important to you? Do Live out your faith in life? Maybe its time to prioritize and put God at the forefront of your life. Basic Bible

What is the Church?

In this short video from Crossway the Late J.I.Packer tells us why the church is an important part of a Christians life. We are not spectators, we are participants. What is your relationship with your church? If you do not go to church get involved in one. Be active, make suggestions. This is what it means to be part of The Body of Christ.

Elohim - Spiritual Beings Series- the Bible Project

This is the second in the series from The Bible Project concerning Spiritual Beings. In the unseen and ultimate reality that surrounds if we could see them there are Spiritual Beings. Some are friendly and others are not. This is the word of God. This realm overlaps ours. Elohim is the Old Testament word for all of theses beings. Watch this short video and be aware that we are being watched not only by God but by theses creatures.

Why Our Presence in Church Matters

Until the pandemic stopped the world, we all lived life on a treadmill. I know I did, and I was burned out from it. Suddenly people said wait a minute there is more to life than work, and money and stuff. Now that is a simplified approach, many people are suffering and have died and continue to suffer. This has not been and his not a vacation. Looking back in history we find that humans in general looked upon a plague, a pandemic as a message from God. It would and did change the course of nations and history. The pandemic we now experience is doing just that. God is sovereign and works through ordinary human means, he is sovereign not only in the results but in the ongoing process of histor

 
 

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