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Treasures of Darkness

There are places in the spiritual realm – dimensions in God, which are “dark” to us until He brings us into those depths and reveals more of Himself to us through experiences with Himself which gift us with “Treasures of Darkness”. However, God’s “treasures” – His values, priorities, and agenda for our lives are VERY DIFFERENT from ours, unless we “glory in knowing and understanding God” (Jeremiah 9:24). But if we “join ourselves to the Lord and become of one

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Seeking the Lord

This teaching has to do with nurturing one’s personal relationship with Christ with a view to spiritual transformation (growth in Christ-likeness). Too often discipleship is understood to be attending a special “discipleship class”; and mere attendance is the only responsibility of the disciple. At best, this would make one a disciple of a teacher, and not a disciple of Christ. A disciple of Christ must “attend” to fellowship with the Spirit of Christ. In one sense, this fellowship takes place

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Glory of God, Some Thoughts on

Sometimes, we have extraordinary experiences of that which is true, good, and beautiful. At these times, God is letting His glory issue from Himself through an out-raying of His attributes. The response of the human spirit to this manifestation of the glory of God is often tears.

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Power of His Resurrection, The

The apostle, Paul, wrote of “the power of His resurrection”. (Philippians 3:10) What is the “power” of His resurrection? And what is the unique power of “His” resurrection? In this message we will investigate the resurrection of Christ, and more purposefully, the nature of its “power”.

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To Know & Understand Him

Both the Old and New Testaments instruct us to know and understand God: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me….” Jeremiah 9:23-24a “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3 In the

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God-centered Life, The

“God-Centeredness” is a quintessential issue. All Christians, as well as all churches and ministries come down on one side of the line or the other regarding Man-Centeredness or God-Centeredness. There is a very clear line of demarcation. Our perspective has implications for virtually every activity of both our personal and corporate lives as Christians. Our perspective also affects our understanding of God Himself, as well as His eternal plans and purposes. In order to address the issue of God-Centeredness, we need to

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Call to God-Centered Art, A

A Foundation for a Biblical Aesthetic Art as the perception and communication of the attributes of God The attributes of God, revealed in His creation, in His written word, and in His Living Word, Jesus Christ, are the conceptual forms by which we perceive and communicate our expressions and reflections of God. Therefore, the calling of a Christian artist is to communicate through works of art his perceptions of God and His attributes. As a call to God-centered art, this

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Art & True Spirituality

Art as an Essential Form of Worship Including some Cautionary Thoughts for Christian Artists  Through his works of art, the Christian artist can “magnify the Lord” by “telling of His glory”, often without words, through reflecting on the attributes of God, which are “the radiance of His glory”. This is an essential form of worship which, like other forms or worship and prayer, can act as a bridge – a “Jacob’s Ladder”, as it were – in which a work

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His Name Will be Called

The focus of this message is the names that Isaiah used to describe the coming King. And the key to understanding these names is the historical context of the people he is speaking to. Basically, he was telling these people that this coming King was the only One Who had solutions to the situations in which they found themselves. So, we will look at these names – each one a combination of an adjective and a noun – and interpret

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