200902.03
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Doing to Know at Kingdom Calling

In the last few posts I’ve written about the two different sorts of knowing. That which comes from knowing something intellectually, and the other knowing, which comes from doing something. We teach an entirely different set of principles at Kingdom Calling than most (secular and Christian) financial advisors. Sometimes the things we teach aren’t as…

200902.02
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Is it possible for an American to know God? (Mt 2)

Matthew 2 The Magi were looking for the truth in God even though they lived in a culture that did not know Him by name. Whether they had prophesies left hundreds of years before by Daniel and the other exiles, or whether God simply made it clear to them in their star gazing or some…

200902.01
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Pride: Mission Trip Excerpt

(TUESDAY, later that day – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) After lunch, when we again asked the Lord for His direction, the Spirit told me I would go to the Detention Center. The detention center was a sort of light weight, or juvenile hall. It was for young boys who were going astray, but were too young…

200901.30
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Sacrifice to Grow

More on knowing…and doing. As I’ve said, in my life God has given me knowledge (wisdom & understanding) after I was obedient in doing. Some of these things I would believe were good before I did them. But in others, I didn’t really see the value in changing the way I lived. Regardless, in all…

200901.29
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Are you humble enough to follow God? (Mt 1:18-25)

Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph was given a difficult pill to swallow. His fiancé was pregnant. In those days this was incredibly embarrassing socially as well as repugnant personally to believe that the woman he loved had slept with another man. But the Lord spoke to Him in a dream and told him that he should put…

200901.29
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Your life is important in God’s plan (Mt 1:1-17)

Matthew 1: 1-17 The first half chapter of Matthew establishes the Messiah’s genealogy. From Abraham through Jesus, we see Kings and great men of God, but also screw ups who lived very far from God. We see Israelites, and we see Gentiles (those not members of God’s Chosen people). We see the mighty and the…

200901.29
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Stacking Stones: Mission Trip Excerpt

(TUESDAY – Reynosa, Mexico, 2006) When I asked the lord where He would have me the next morning, Holy Spirit told me, “Construction.” It was strange because he sent only two of us. So Mark and I spent the morning up there. We hauled cinder blocks from one pile to another. We enjoyed good conversation,…

200901.28
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Filled with Hunger

In the last post I discussed the idea that real wisdom and understanding come from doing.  Not from thinking about how something works.  But from doing it.  Jesus described this to the disciples: “If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another…

200901.27
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What Does it Mean to Know the Truth?

The Western world worships the intellect.  We prize rational thought.  We believe that we can come to know and understand anything through logic and observation.  This is directly the opposite of what Biblical writers meant when they spoke of “knowing” something.  To know something in the Hebrew culture meant to become that thing – to…

200901.26
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A Blinding Light: Mission Trip Excerpt

(June 27th 2006 – Reynosa, Mexico) Monday( even later that day) When we debriefed after dinner back in the chapel where we were staying, we listened patiently as all the other teams described their experiences.  We could hardly sit in our chairs.  Everything they described about their day was exactly as we had prayed for…