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Experience God Unfiltered

This image shows the globular cluster NGC 6380, which lies around 35 000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Scorpio (The Scorpion).

We’re going to dissect two examples from Scripture portraying people who came face-to-face with the possibility of having a relationship with God. How did each handle the opportunity? The first group, Israel gathered at the base of Mount Sinai, opted for a filtered experience. The second, the believers in Berea, refused to outsource their spiritual […]

The Gift of Mirrors

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Edith Deen (1955) and Herbert Lockyer (1967) composed books bearing the same title, All the Women of the Bible. Deen included an alphabetical listing of 189 women. Lockyear’s count stands at 179 as names are duplicated. In addition the authors mention unnamed women from the pages of Scripture. BibleBuildingBlocks has released the latest in the […]

Spotlight on Jabez

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A new Candid Character profile from BibleBuildingBlocks is posted. Check out Jabez Nailed Prayer and discover the four requests Jabez asked of God. Jabez’s single recorded accomplishment reflects that he rose above his less-than-desirable name to excel at living to please God. The Scripture states plainly: Jabez was more honorable than his brothers… 1 Chronicles […]

Can God Hate?

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I’m been reading dusty old volumes from past and present masters on the topic of God, who He is, what He is like, and what He is about. My reading list can be found at the end of this post if you are interested. I’ve also been paying close attention as I read the Bible […]

Serving As An Ambassador

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What is an ambassador? Encyclopedia Britannica (https://www.britannica.com/topic/ambassador) reports that “at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, ambassadors were one of the four classes of diplomatic agents who were formally defined and recognized. Ambassadors were deemed to represent the person and dignity of the sovereign (or head of state) and were entitled to personal access to […]

Discovering My Ambitions

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An approach to life which does not identify personal ambitions or which focuses on wrong ambitions can lead to missed opportunities. Ambitions keep me focused on the big picture while the goals I set and pursue serve as my compass to direct the steps of the journey. The desire to accomplish something is not the […]